Electric vehicles vs. petrol/diesel/hybrid

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Here we take a look at how EVs compare to petrol, diesel and hybrid cars. They are based on driving 800 miles per month, totalling 9,600 per annum, and use an electricity cost of 14p per kWh, petrol price of 115p per litre and diesel price of 118p per litre. VW Golf 1.0-Litre Petrol. £96.

Electric Scooter vs Petrol Scooter : Huge benefits for India

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Video : ​Electric Scooter vs Petrol Scooter : Benefits for India Air Pollution An electric scooter runs on an electric motor which consumers power from a charged battery. Where as a petrol scooter emits a combination of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and particulate matter.


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US demand for petrol slumps

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With the economy still struggling to recover, US gasoline deliveries during the first half of 2010 were 0.6 Tags: Green cars Latest news American Petroleum Society US crude oil US crude oil demand US distillate US gasoline US petrol US petrol demand US refinery per cent lower than during the same period last year at 8.88million barrels per day.

Demand for petrol hits lowest level since 2003

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It appears that demand for gasoline (petroleum) in the US is more sensitive to higher prices and the effects of the sluggish economy than expected after deliveries in May hit their lowest levels since 2003. Tags: Green cars Green credentials Latest news American Petroleum Institute demand for gasoline demand for jet fuels demand for petrol distillate deliveries gas prices gasoline petrol petrol prices

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Tata introduces next-generation petrol engines

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Indian carmaker Tata Motors - the name behind Jaguar Land Rover - has made another innovation in its efforts to boost fuel economy with the introduction of a next-generation series of petrol engines. Known as the REVOTRON series, the first engine will be a 1.2litre turbocharged intercooled multi-po[.]. Latest News Green cars Tata

Suzuki undercuts 100g/km with new Swift 1.2 petrol engine

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Dualjet petrol unit offers a 9.2mpg improvement in fuel economy over the current petrol engine – an improvement of 16 per cent, bringing the offici[.]. Suzuki has added a new engine choice to its popular Swift which will allow the model to cut under the 100g/km C02 mark for the first time. The new 1.2 Suzuki

Petrol sales fall 15 per cent as drivers cut down on journeys

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Petrol consumption in the UK has dropped 15 per cent since the global economy fell into recession. According to research by the AA, petrol sales in the first six months of 2011 were 1.7bn less than the same period of 2009. Green credentials AA fuel duty petrol prices recession Sales UKThe reduction in sales is thought to be driven by the record fuel prices, [.].

Petrol Alto beats diesel rivals in Green Car Challenge

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In the Darwin to Adelaide run, the petrol driven Alto managed to complete the journey at an average consumption of 72mpg overall, an 18.5 Despite some extremely trying conditions for drivers and cars alike, with most teams opting to turn off the air conditioning to save fuel even in temperatures soaring to 43 degrees centigrade, the 1.0-litre petrol engined Alto continued to defy expectations by showing some of the much more expensive diesel cars the true meaning of fuel economy.

Fuel economy standards to hit fuel tax

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There may be one negative knock-on effect of improving the fuel economy standards of our vehicles: fuel tax revenues could slump massively. According to a report by the Congressional Budget Office (logo, pictured), fuel economy standards proposed for 2017-2025 would cut revenues from petrol tax by 21 per cent in 2040. Green cars Green credentials Latest news Congressional Budget Office fuel consumption fuel economy fuel tax green cars

Fuel Economy: theory v reality

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The 640d diesel has almost as much power as the 640i petrol. As a six-cylinder turbo, it offers similar sound effects and refinement as admirable as the petrol. BMW offers drivers a no-brainer choice with the new 6 Series Gran Coupe. It is as fast to 62mph. It reaches the same top speed. Crucially, it [.]. BMW Weekly Column weekly column

India to Move Forward With Fuel Economy Standards

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The government of India will implement automotive fuel economy standards. The norms will be developed on the basis of mileage that petrol and diesel vehicles give, sources in the road transport and highway ministry told TOI. Times of India. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) will formulate the norms and notify them under the Energy Conservation Act while the surface transport ministry will ensure the implementation.

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US drivers want more fuel economy rather than alternative fuels

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It goes without saying that we all want our petrol engines to achieve better fuel economy at a lower cost – however, according to a new study, US vehicle owners would rather existing engine choices achieve this goal over opting for higher priced alternative fuel engines.

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Kia Optima Hybrid achieves fuel economy world record

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A new Guinness World Record has been set for the lowest fuel consumption in a hybrid petrol vehicle. Green cars Kia Latest news fuel economy fuel economy world record Guinness World Record Kia Optima HybridThe record has been achieved by hypermiler Wayne Gerdes and his colleague Chris Bernius while driving through all 48 adjoining states in a Kia Optima Hybrid. They drove the vehicle through a 7,899mile route across America with [.].

Ford’s economy Focus to spread to other models

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Using its range of EcoBoost petrol engines, TDCi diesel engines and low CO2 ECOnetic Technologies, Ford is to lead an assault on excessive CO2 with its new range of Focus, C-Max, Grand C-Max, B-Max and Transit [.]. Ford emissions fuel economyFord is set to introduce no less than an impressive 15 new models with class-leading efficiency levels this year.

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Update on ACCESS fuel economy project

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A key project is under way in the USA aiming to boost fuel economy of petrol powered light duty vehicles by as much as 30 per cent: without compromising performance. Known as ACCESS (Advanced Combustion Concepts Enabling Systems and Solutions), it is a four-year project supported by $24million from[.]. Latest News Green cars

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Ford introduce the EcoBoost petrol engine

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Now at the Frankfurt Motor Show Ford has announced a new family of petrol engines offering the opportunity to down size engine capacity without suffering a reduction in performance. In fact, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 20 per cent compared to a conventional petrol engine. Featuring direct petrol injection, turbocharging and variable valve timing the result is maximising combustion efficiency.

Ford reveals new Explorer fuel economy figures

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Ford has revealed the fuel economy figures for the new Ford Explorer – and it will be the most fuel efficient seven-passenger SUV on the market. The engine combines petrol direct injection and turbocharging with smaller overall displacement, and [.]. Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Explorer Ford Explorer fuel economy Ford Explorer SUV new Ford Explorer SUV

Fuel economy of new cars reaches record highs in US

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The fuel economy of new cars in the US is improving and is now 14 per cent higher than four years ago, according to new research from the University of Michigan. While the US might comparatively seem like a country care-free of the cost of fuel (despite rising costs, petrol-or gasoline to our American friends-is [.]. Green credentials fuel economy University of Michigan USA

Hybrids fuel economy hit hardest by air con use

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Using air con in a hybrid vehicle hits its fuel economy almost twice as hard as a regular petrol vehicles, according to new research by Emissions Analytics. Laboratory tests found that fuel economy drops 6.1 per cent in a hybrid car when the air con is turned fully on, compared to just 3.8 per cen[.]. Hybrid cars

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New Volkswagen Polo BlueGT with cylinder deactivation offers gasoline engine fuel economy of up to 52 mpg US

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TSI in the Polo BlueGT is the top engine of the entirely new EA211 series of petrol engines. Polo BlueGT. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen introduced the new Polo BlueGT at the Geneva Motor Show. The technical highlight of the compact car is its cylinder deactivation system—introduced for the first time in a Volkswagen—known as active cylinder management or ACT. The system was realized with the new 1.4-liter gasoline-fueled TSI of the Polo BlueGT.

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New E10 fuel to hit car fuel economy

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The introduction of new, ‘greener’ petrol to meet EU regulations could cost UK drivers billions according to new research. The introduction of E10 fuel (which is made up for 10% ethanol and 90% petrol) which is expected to happen later this year, could make cars less efficient and increase harmful [.]. Biofuels

Ford improves Focus economy by up to 15%

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Ford has made improvements to its refreshed Focus which will ensure that it delivers fuel economy improvements of up to 15 per cent across the range. litre EcoBoost petrol engine and will also be available for the first t[.]. The new Focus is now also the first vehicle in Europe to gain Ford’s new 1.5

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Highly-valued Mazda6 boosted by fuel economy

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The new Mazda6, which is to arrive in the UK in January 2013, will be the second model to make use of the new turbocharged petrol and [.]. Mazda’s new estate and saloon model is to give the competition something to worry about, thanks, at least in part, to the inclusion of the firm’s Skyactiv Technologies. Mazda Mazda6 residual values

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Hyundai i10 honoured for ‘real’ fuel economy

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Hyundai’s compact i10 Blue received special recognition at the inaugural Honest John awards last night for being the ‘most genuinely economical petrol-engined car’. Emitting just 99g/km CO2 and with a fuel economy figure of 67.3mpg on a combined cycle, the i10 Blue was honoured for its ability to live up to its EU official economy [.].

Ford to boost fuel economy of hybrid cars

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Its hybrid car line-up has come under fire for its fuel consumption: but now Ford has revealed plans to enhance the fuel economy performance of its petrol-electric models. From August, it will introduce updates to the 2013 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid ([.]. Latest News Green cars Hybrid cars Ford

Average fuel economy on the up

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The average fuel economy of new light duty vehicles bought in the USA leapt from October 2007 to April 2009 from 20.2mpg to 21.3mpg. According to Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute, both the unemployment rate and the cost of petrol influenced buyers’ decisions with regards to the fuel economy of their vehicles. So what has prompted this improvement?

New Kia Sorento to boast improved fuel economy

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Keep your eyes peeled for the new Kia Sorento (pictured) – due to go on sale later in the year, it will boast a host of changes focusing on improving its fuel economy and lowering its emissions. The vehicle, which will be manufactured in Korea, will include a host of different diesel and petrol engines [.].

Citroen cuts emissions with new PureTech engines

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Citroen’s new family of turbo-boosted petrol engines have helped the cut greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 25 per cent. Each of the new PureTech engines offers equivalent or superior power compared to the previous generation of engines, despite offering significant improvements in fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions. Citroen engines petrol

Volt misses Leaf mark in EPA’s fuel economy ratings

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The Chevrolet Volt has been awarded a fuel efficiency rating of the equivalent of 93 miles to the gallon when driven in electric-only mode, just falling short of the fuel economy figure awarded to its leading rival, the Nissan Leaf. The Environment Protection Agency (EPA), which is responsible for awarding the fuel economy rating for [.]. Tags: Chevrolet 93mpg electric EPA petrol range-extended rating volt

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New Mercedes A-Class makes huge fuel economy gain

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This September, a brand new Mercedes-Benz A-Class (pictured) will go on sale across Europe – and it will feature a family of petrol and diesel engines that can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 26 per cent. When it is launched, the Mercedes A-Class 180 CDI will emit only 98g/km of CO2 while achieving [.]. Green cars Latest news Mercedes engines green cars Mercedes A-Class Mercedes-Benz

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New Zealanders lured by clean diesel cars

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According to the association, while New Zealanders are now faced with a growing array of alternative fuel options, those moving away from petrol are increasingly likely to choose [.]. Tags: Latest news alternative fuel diesel engine fuel economy MTA petrol Motorists in New Zealand are increasingly turning to the power of diesel to reduce CO2 emissions and boost fuel efficiency, the country's Motor Trade Association (MTA) reveals.

Opel-Vauxhall aims to be fuel economy leader with new engines

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Having set itself the lofty goal of becoming an industry leader in terms of fuel consumption, emissions, torque and noise reduction, Opel-Vauxhall is set to renew its engine range during the next 12 months by introducing three brand new petrol and diesel engine families. Heading the list will be a turbocharged 1598cc, four-cylinder petrol engine [.].

New Audi A1 to offer five doors and boost fuel economy

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Scheduled to go on sale in 2012, the new Audi A1 Sportback will be a five-door version of the well-established three-door Audi A1 model; and will boast remarkable fuel economy figures. European buyers will be able to choose between three TFSI petrol engines and three TDI diesel four-cylinder direct injection engines that can produce between [.].

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Indian SUV major Mahindra intends to equip its new EV platform with MEB components from Volkswagen

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The MEB is thus progressively developing into the leading open platform for e-mobility, generating significant volume and economies of scale. So far, the market has been dominated by vehicles with diesel or petrol engines. Volkswagen and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. M&M) are exploring the use of MEB electric components for Mahindra’s new “Born Electric Platform”. Both signed a Partnering Agreement on 18 May to evaluate the scope of collaboration.

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Ford improves fuel economy with new truck range

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The latest Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks look to be the greenest versions of the vehicles yet thanks to new diesel and petrol engine powertrains. Now before you say that being the greenest truck is hardly worthy of an environmental stamp of approval, consider the strides that have been taken. The 6.7litre Power Stroke V-8 Turbocharged [.].

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Nissan makes Juke greener and more economical

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Nissan has updated its Juke crossover lowering emissions and boosting fuel economy. Both the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre dCi diesel drivetrains have been given revised gear ratios, and both models have been fitted with manual transmissions to make them cleaner and more fuel-efficient. The 1.6-litre petrol variant now returns 47.1mpg on the combined cycle – [.]. Latest news Nissan C02 emissions fuel economy Nissan Juke

US gasoline use slumps in 2012

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Have Americans finally got the message about vehicles with better fuel economy… or are gas prices simply driving people away from the pump? Green cars Green credentials Latest news gasoline gasoline demand green cars petrol demand USAEither way, US gasoline consumption slumped during the first quarter of 2012. According to figures from the US Energy Information Administration, gasoline usage, which averaged 8.5million barrels per day, are now down [.].

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Mazda CX-5 to debut new Skyactiv engines

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As such the Japanese car maker hopes to attract interest from fuel economy-conscious private buyers [.]. mazda 2012 CX-5 diesel engines petrol SKYACTIVMazda’s all-new CX-5 model will be the first car in the UK to use the car maker’s new fuel efficiency Skyactiv technology. The ground-breaking technology will make its debut in the new compact SUV when UK sales begin in 2012.

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Scenic slashes emissions with new diesel engine

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In the Scenic, the new engine boosts fuel economy [.]. Renault emissions energy engine fuel efficiency petrol scenicRenault’s new Scenic model now benefits from emissions as low as 115g/km CO2 despite its family-sized dimensions. Introducing an new 1.6 litre ‘Energy’ dCi 130 engine to its Scenic and Grand Scenic, Renault can now offer class-leading emission and fuel efficiency in its two MPV models.

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MAHLE Powertrain and Allotrope Energy unveil lithium-carbon battery technology with ultra-fast recharging

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With the rise of the on-demand economy, there’s been a rapid increase in the use of petrol-powered mopeds for urban deliveries such as take-away meals, and this has contributed to air quality issues in our cities.

Range Rover with improved fuel economy heading to UK

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The vehicles have made some significant improvements including two new refined and powerful engines - a 3.0litre LR-TDV6 diesel for the Range Rover Sport and Discovery 4 that offers more than 30mpg; and a 5.0litre supercharged LR-V8 petrol engine for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport with improved fuel economy and reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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New homes and buildings to have EV charge points installed from 2022

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The Government claims that this will result in up to 145,000 extra charge points being installed across England each year thanks to these regulations, in the run up to 2030 when the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will end in the UK.

Gordon Murray electric car wins RAC Future Car Challenge

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Over 60 cars took part in the 60 mile challenge to London, with a range of electric, fuel cell, hybrid, fuel efficient diesel and petrol cars at the starting [.]. Green credentials Brighton fuel economy Gordon Murray Design london RAC Future Car Challenge T.27 Gordon Murray was crowned the successful winner of last Saturday’s RAC Future Car Challenge-the second time the former F1 designer has won the energy efficiency competition.

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