Human Cost of Climate Change

Electric Cars are for Girls

Polar bears aside, what is the human cost of climate change? Do you ever think about how climate change will affect you and me

Cost remains the biggest barrier against EV adoption, study finds

Green Car Reports

Based on polling of 20,000 worldwide respondents, the study module released Monday finds three familiar foes: cost, range, and charging infrastructure.

2020 87

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

UBS study predicts electric-car cost parity in Europe could arrive by 2018

Green Car Reports

Battery costs have fallen faster than predicted eight years ago, and virtually every carmaker plans to introduce at least one battery-electric vehicle with 200 miles of range or more. Europe costs plug-in cars Prices ownership costsWith the prospect of multiple long-range electric cars hitting the market over the next few years, the prediction market is in full swing.

2017 73

Vitesco Technologies presents cost-effective dedicated hybrid transmission for PHEVs

Green Car Congress

We have identified further potential here which our DHT [Dedicated Hybrid Transmission] technology for cost-effective PHEVs is designed to leverage. The DHT for cost-effective PHEVs is designed for speeds of up to 120 km/h in all-electric mode, and up to 160 km/h in hybrid mode.

2019 95

Nissan Leaf electric vs Toyota Prius hybrid: which is lower on cost, emissions?

Green Car Reports

Carbon Footprint plug-in cars ownership costs electricity costs fuel costSometimes, when tucking in for the evening, you can't help but wonder: did I really make the right choice? Could I have done better? Even now, could I still do better? This is the question I ask myself, each evening, when I park my 2015 Nissan Leaf in the garage next to my wife’s 2006 Toyota Prius. Given that both vehicles are now driven.

2016 67

Researchers design nanoparticles for cost-effective hydrogen production process

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the University of Arkansas, with colleagues from Brookhaven National Lab and Argonne National Lab, have found that nanoparticles composed of nickel and iron are more effective and efficient than other more costly materials when used as catalysts in the production of hydrogen fuel through water electrolysis. A paper on their work is published in the journal Nanoscale. Researchers at the U of A have designed nanoparticles that act as catalysts, making the process of water electrolysis more efficient. Credit: Jingyi Chen, Lauren Greenlee and Ryan Manso. Controlling the 3-D morphology of nanocatalysts is one of the underexplored but important approaches for improving the sluggish kinetics of the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in water electrolysis. This work reports a scalable, oil-based method based on thermal decomposition of organometallic complexes to yield highly uniform Ni–Fe-based nanocatalysts with a well-defined morphology (i.e. Ni–Fe core–shell, Ni/Fe alloy, and Fe–Ni core–shell). Transmission electron microscopy reveals their morphology and composition to be NiO x –FeO /NiO x core-mixed shell, NiO x /FeO x alloy, and FeO x –NiO x core–shell. … The Ni diffusion from the amorphous Ni-based core to the iron oxide shell makes the NiO x –NiO x /FeO x core-mixed shell structure the most active and the most stable nanocatalyst, which outperforms the comparison NiO x /FeO x alloy nanoparticles expected to be active for the OER. This study suggests that the chemical environment of the mixed NiO x /FeO x alloy composition is important to achieve high electrocatalytic activity for the OER and that the 3-D morphology plays a key role in the optimization of the electrocatalytic activity and stability of the nanocatalyst for the OER. —Manso et al. University of Arkansas researchers Jingyi Chen, associate professor of physical chemistry, Lauren Greenlee, assistant professor of chemical engineering and colleagues discovered that when nanoparticles composed of an iron and nickel shell around a nickel core are applied to the process, they interact with the hydrogen and oxygen atoms to weaken the bonds, increasing the efficiency of the reaction by allowing the generation of oxygen more easily. Nickel and iron are also less expensive than other catalysts, which are made from scarce materials. … we developed a scalable, oil-based synthesis based on the thermal decomposition of organometallic complexes that could manipulate both the morphology and crystalline phase of the Ni–Fe-based nanocatalysts. Highly uniform Ni–Fe-based nanostructures with different morphologies (i.e. Ni–Fe core–shell, Ni/Fe alloy, and Fe–Ni core–shell) were synthesized via either sequential or simultaneous injection. … the amorphous, disordered nature of the NiO x core, which appears to be most similar to ?-Ni(OH) 2 , allowed the diffusion of Ni into the FeO x for the NiO x –NiO x /FeO x core-mixed shell nanoparticles. The resultant mixed metal hydroxide/oxide shell provided the most active and stable nanocatalyst, which outperformed the comparison NiO x /FeO x alloy nanoparticles with a 1 : 1 composition expected to be active for the OER. These findings highlight that not only the crystallinity, but also the 3-D morphology, phase, and chemical environment of both metal species, disorder, and composition can significantly affect the electrocatalytic activity and stability of nanocatalysts for the alkaline OER. —Manso et al. Resources. Ryan H. Manso, Prashant Acharya, Shiqing Deng, Cameron C. Crane, Benjamin Reinhart, Sungsik Lee, Xiao Tong, Dmytro Nykypanchuk, Jing Zhu, Yimei Zhu, Lauren F. Greenlee* and Jingyi Chen (2019) “Controlling the 3-D morphology of Ni–Fe-based nanocatalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction” Nanoscale doi: 10.1039/C8NR10138H. Catalysts Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

2019 145

Ammonia-salt solvent pretreatment for biomass could significantly reduce cost of cellulosic biofuels

Green Car Congress

Similar processes could greatly reduce the cost of producing biofuels from waste biomass like corn stalks and leaves. But most solvents remain costly or require extreme ranges of operating pressures or temperatures to be effective.

2020 114

When will electric cars cost no more than equivalent diesels? VW says 2025

Green Car Reports

The point at which electric cars will become truly cost competitive with internal-combustion cars is a subject of vigorous discussion by advocates and skeptics alike. But could tougher emissions standards help push the cost of electric and internal-combustion powertrains toward convergence? Even if the cost of electric cars doesn't drop. Diesels costs VW Group plug-in cars Volkswagen diesel scandal

2016 83

IIHS says Tesla electric cars have higher miles, more costly repairs

Green Car Reports

Higher claim frequencies, more costly repairs, and higher. Insurance Crashes plug-in cars ownership costs Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Insurance Institute for Highway SafetyThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute has once again confirmed the Tesla Model S electric car is an outlier. While the Model S gets high ratings for its crash safety, it also seems to incur higher insurance losses than competing conventional cars.

2017 77

Hydrogen Council report finds cost of hydrogen solutions to fall sooner than previously expected

Green Car Congress

The Hydrogen Council has published a new report, Path to Hydrogen Competitiveness: A Cost Perspective , demonstrating that the cost of hydrogen solutions will fall sharply within the next decade, sooner than previously expected.

2020 85

Survey: Range, cost, infrastructure sum up why shoppers avoid EVs

Green Car Reports

We’ve heard it repeatedly as the result of various polls and surveys: Active and prospective car shoppers are interested in fully electric vehicles and eager to go electric.

2019 104

Electric-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

Green Car Reports

Green Batteries Manufacturing Study battery pack costs lithium-ion plug-in cars solid-state cell It''s widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models. While owners may save money on fuel and maintenance over the long term, a higher initial purchase price remains intimidating, and take time to amortize. And by far the most.

2015 87

Silicon wafer batteries promise lower cost, better stability

Green Car Reports

In an effort to make longer-lasting, safer, and more affordable batteries, Washington-based XNRGI aims to build lithium batteries on plentiful, off-the shelf silicon wafers.

2019 104

Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

Green Car Congress

The results from this study suggested a cost of hydrogen as low as ¥17 to ¥27/Nm 3 (US$0.16 - $0.25) using a combination of technologies and the achievement of ambitious individual cost targets for batteries, PV, and electrolyzers.

2019 164

The Cost of Misclassification: Businesses

Green Car Congress

The cost of misclassification on businesses and what organizations can do to minimize risk Employee misclassification affects business owners, workers, and the government.

2017 78

MECA report finds additional NOx emission reductions from new heavy-duty trucks achievable and cost-effective

Green Car Congress

While the cost of new heavy-duty trucks has increased at approximately 1% per year, the cost of emission controls has come down, representing a lower percentage of the cost of a new truck.

2020 85

DOE: all-electric vehicles have the lowest estimated average annual fuel cost of all light-duty vehicles

Green Car Congress

The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

2019 128

Electric cars are cheapest to drive against gas cars in these states: new report

Green Car Reports

Electric cars still cost significantly more to buy than gasoline-powered vehicles of the same size and capabilities. A study released Thursday has quantified those differences, comparing the cost-per-mile of gasoline versus electricity in different. Gasoline costs plug-in cars ownership costs electricity costs fuel costBut cars that plug in are almost always cheaper to run per mile, often by a significant multiple.

2018 69

NREL study finds high-pressure hydrogen pipeline system could potentially make hydrogen cost-competitive with gasoline

Green Car Congress

A new study by a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) concludes that a high-pressure, scalable, intra-city hydrogen pipeline system could improve the economics and logistics of hydrogen delivery, making it potentially cost-competitive with gasoline. About half of the levelized cost of retail station hydrogen can be attributed to hydrogen delivery, compression, and dispensing costs.

2020 94

Analysis: Higher fuel costs under lax Trump mpg rules outweigh affordability gains

Green Car Reports

The Trump administration's proposed fuel economy regulation rollbacks could cost U.S.

2019 97

Fraunhofer researchers develop new low-cost dry-film electrode production process

Green Car Congress

Better and more cost-efficient production methods for energy storage are increasingly in demand, especially in Germany: All major automobile manufacturers have launched ambitious electric vehicle programs that will ensure a sharp rise in demand for batteries.

2019 143

NYU team develops novel ion-conducting copolymer to increase power and reduce cost of fuel cells

Green Car Congress

Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, led by Miguel Modestino, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a novel ion-conducting polymer (ionomer) that increases the power and lowers the cost of fuel cells.

2020 85

Electric-Car Battery Costs Fell 8 Percent A Year For Market Leaders: Study

Green Car Reports

Five years into the era of modern electric cars, the biggest cost remains the battery pack. Now there''s data to confirm that not only are the costs of the battery cells falling, but that they are falling at rates pretty much in line with historical declines. A study published last month not only suggested that battery costs have already fallen. Green Manufacturing battery pack costs lithium-ion plug-in cars

2015 87

Nissan electric crossover tech, lithium-sulfur batteries, EV cost: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Cost remains a big barrier against EV adoption. Nissan’s upcoming electric crossover is taking form—and we sample some of the performance technology that might help it stand out in the market. And lithium-sulfur batteries could be closer to a breakthrough.

2020 77

Chevy Bolt EV costs $28,700 to build, Tesla Model 3 a bit higher: analysis

Green Car Reports

The costs and prices of electric cars are endlessly debated, not only among owners and advocates but within the industry itself. The cost per kilowatt-hour of electric-car batteries is closely held, with a few notable exceptions. Chevy battery pack costs plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Tesla Model 3One of those was the statement by GM product chief Mark Reuss that the company pays $145 per kilowatt-hour for the.

2017 64

Report: Long-haul electric semis aren't yet cost-effective

Green Car Reports

It may be a while yet before long-haul electric semi-trucks catch up to current and forthcoming ICE technology in terms of total cost of ownership An analysis concluded that while short- and medium-haul trucks powered by alternative fuels may be closing in on the break-even point, long-haul still has a way to go, with high-efficiency diesel models

2019 61

Toyota Mirai Should Cost The Same As Diesel Sedan Of Same Size, Toyota Says

Green Car Reports

That''s far more than a typical internal-combustion or hybrid Toyota of similar size, but Toyota had to undertake significant cost-cutting measures just to achieve that price, it has said. hydrogen costs Prices hydrogen fuel cell The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle is priced at $57,500 in the U.S.

2015 85

How much would 100 percent renewable energy really cost?

Green Car Reports

Democratic presidential candidates talked hardly at all in the debates late last month about the Green New Deal, a proposal in Congress, to, among other things convert America's electric power completely to renewable sources. Americans have shown broad support for such a transition. What's been left unaddressed—and which many candidates. global warming renewable energy

2019 87

MECA report finds additional NOx emission reductions from new heavy-duty trucks achievable and cost-effective (corrected)

Green Car Congress

The estimated cost of engine efficiency and emission controls for a Class 8 tractor meeting these future NO x limits is estimated to add $1,500 to $2,000, or about 1%, to the cost of a model year 2027 truck.

2020 85

Will Tesla Powerwall Home Battery Save Money? Cost Calculator Helps You Decide

Green Car Reports

Batteries electric utilities plug-in cars electricity costs Tesla PowerwallTesla's Powerwall home batteries comprise a high-profile entry by the electric-car maker into a new segment of the energy industry that's expected to grow rapidly. Energy storage potentially allows homes and businesses to make greater use of renewable sources like solar and wind, and gives them a degree of flexibility in power rates. For home.

2015 86

Comparing Conversion Costs with Paul

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Paul Pancella (see link at right) put together a great spreadsheet comparing his Civic conversion costs with mine. There are a few minor updates, but things are very close for the most part.

What is the cost of usable energy for driving and heating our homes?

Green Car Congress

This analysis compares the costs of usable energy when we buy gasoline and electricity for driving and natural gas for keeping warm. The average retail cost of regular gasoline in 2018 was $2.719 per gallon. The average residential cost of electricity in 2018 was $12.87

2019 85

Researchers in Australia develop low-cost water-splitting catalyst that offers comparable performance to platinum

Green Car Congress

An additional benefit is that our nickel-iron electrode can catalyse both the hydrogen and oxygen generation, so not only could we slash the production costs by using Earth-abundant elements, but also the costs of manufacturing one catalyst instead of two.

2019 90

Electric-car battery costs: Tesla $190 per kwh for pack, GM $145 for cells

Green Car Reports

Lithium-ion cells and the battery packs that hold them are the single most costly part of modern electric cars. And how fast their costs will fall remains the defining factor in making those cars affordable for the mass market. Batteries lithium-ion GM battery pack costs Tesla Motors plug-in cars Tesla Model 3GM made waves last fall when product chief Mark Reuss said the company will pay $145 per kilowatt-hour for the cells in.

2016 67

Fisker opens reservations for Ocean SUV; cost starts as low as $379/month

Green Car Congress

Insurance quotes for drivers attaining the Fisker Ocean are projected to be significantly lower than other vehicles on the road today due to a unique and proprietary low cost of service and maintenance model. Fisker Inc.

2019 97

ICL team assesses relative costs of carbon mitigation for 12 H2 production paths; trade-off between cost and level of decarbonization

Green Car Congress

A team at Imperial College London has examined the relative costs of carbon mitigation from a lifecycle perspective for 12 different hydrogen production techniques using fossil fuels, nuclear energy and renewable sources.

2018 108

NREL team shows wafer cost of gallium oxide can be >3× lower compared to SiC; 2x lower cost for power electronics

Green Car Congress

A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has shown by modeling that the wafer cost of an emerging Ga 2 O 3 wide bandgap semiconductor can be more than 3-times lower compared to SiC. 2019) “How Much Will Gallium Oxide Power Electronics Cost?,”

2019 102

UC Davis ITS report finds state transition to ZEVs will ultimately be cost-effective

Green Car Congress

Although the transition will need to be rapid, and near-term costs and other barriers must be overcome, the report finds that reaching very low greenhouse gas emissions from road vehicles (cars and trucks) by 2050 appears feasible and ultimately cost-effective.

2019 90

DOE awards Magna a grant to develop and ‘auto qualify’ advanced motor; 1/2 the cost, 8x power density

Green Car Congress

The project objective is to develop an electric motor that is half the cost and eight times the power density, while delivering 125 kW of peak power. Reducing dependency on rare-earth magnets solves two key issues for accelerating access to electrification: supply chain sourcing and cost.

2019 101

Researchers calculate social cost of German nuclear phase-out at $12B/year; 70% from increased mortality risk

Green Car Congress

In a working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a team from UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) calculate that the social cost of the phase out of nuclear electricity production in Germany is approximately $12 billion per year. The decision to phase-out nuclear production in many countries seems to suggest that the expected costs of nuclear power exceed the benefits.

2020 65

Study finds air pollution and GHG costs of crude-by-rail nearly 2x pipeline costs; much larger than spill and accidents costs

Green Car Congress

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh have found that the air pollution and greenhouse gas costs of shipping crude by rail are nearly twice as large as those for oil pipelines. Idling, especially in major cities such as Chicago, is very costly.

2017 98

Upstream Security: cyber hacks could cost auto industry $24 billion within 5 years

Green Car Congress

Cyber hacks might cost the auto industry roughly $24 billion within five years, according to a new study by Upstream Security , which specializes in cloud-based security protection. Just one cyber-hack can cost an automaker $1.1

2018 128

226-mile 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus costs $37,445 to start

Green Car Reports

When it arrives in dealers this month, the longer-range 2019 Nissan Leaf S Plus will cost $37,445, including destination, the automaker said Friday. That's in line with what we expected from documents leaked earlier this year, and drives the net price of the compact hatchback close to $30,000, if federal rebates are maxed. The Leaf S Plus is

2019 71