Gasoline range anxiety 100 years ago made electric-car charging seem easy

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But a century ago, drivers of gasoline cars had just as much range anxiety as electric-car. Fuel Gasoline History plug-in cars range anxiety gas stationElectric cars have the great advantage that their batteries can be recharged anywhere there's electricity. It may not be particularly fast, though modern plug-in vehicles get at least 60 miles overnight, and often double or triple that.

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EPA to study cutting amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline

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Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has required increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline blends sold in the U.S. Most fuel stations across the United States no longer offer pure gasoline, with E10—a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline—prevailing. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 United States E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15

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Enerkem, NREL team develops High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline (HOLCG) hydrocarbon blends

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In a paper presented at the 255 th National Meeting of the ACS, the team described an innovative integrated process to convert renewable and recycled carbon into High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline blends. Catalytic conversion of DME to High Octane Low Carbon Gasoline (HOLCG) hydrocarbon blends.

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Studies highlight effects of different gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions

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Researchers at Jilin University (China) have investigated the effect of gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions in a GDI (gasoline-direct-injection) engine. The mean FSR of gasoline F with the highest aromatics content is 3.68%.

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Southeast gasoline drivers to get range anxiety after pipeline rupture?

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But at the moment, many drivers of gasoline cars in the southern U.S. Fuel Gasoline oil Alabama gas stationThe term "range anxiety" is commonly associated with electric cars because of relatively short ranges for many of them, along with a lack of charging infrastructure in many regions. may begin feeling exactly the same thing. A pipeline rupture in Alabama has led to fuel shortages.

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The electricity in gasoline

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I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year.

Upstream Costs of Gasoline

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The United States uses 360 million gallons of gasoline each day. One tanker-truck load, a mere 8600 gallons of gasoline, exploded on a San Francisco Bay Area Freeway early Sunday morning, and the consequences will be felt for months. Tags: gasoline The effect of this one accident is being compared to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, which also caused the collapse of Bay Area freeways.

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New technique for modeling auto-ignition characteristics of bioethanol-blended gasolines

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Researchers at KAUST in Saudi Arabia, with colleagues from Saudi Aramco and the National University of Ireland Galway, have developed a new method for investigating the auto-ignition behavior of bioethanol-blended gasolines. Their work, reported in a paper in the journal Combustion & Flame , explores the oxidation behavior of two oxygenated certification gasoline fuels and the variation of fuel reactivity with molecular composition.

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Study finds catalyzed gasoline particulate filters effective at reducing particulate and PAH emissions from GDI engines

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The researchers assessed the gaseous, particulate, and genotoxic pollutants from two current technology gasoline direct injection vehicles when tested in their original configuration and with a catalyzed gasoline particulate filter (GPF).

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ORNL team finds catalytic EGR reforming can decrease fuel consumption 8% in gasoline engine

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The researchers suggest that these results indicate that multicylinder gasoline engine efficiency can be increased substantially with catalytic reforming combined with and higher EGR operation, resulting in a decrease of more than 8% in fuel consumption, compared to baseline operation.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine.

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Ford unveils new Focus; 10% better fuel economy; focus on tech; gasoline and diesel

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The new Focus features a broad suite of Ford advanced driver assistance technologies and advanced EcoBoost gasoline and EcoBlue diesel engines offering a 10% fuel-efficiency improvement across the range. Ford has unveiled the all-new Ford Focus.

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Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

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Gasoline ethanol energy policy e85 E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15 transportation policyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S. fuel supply. The Renewable Fuel Standard in place since 2007 calls for specific volumes of ethanol, but critics have tried to cap that amount while the EPA has tried to maintain or.

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Teijin develops formable gasoline-resistant bioplastic film for vehicle door handles integrated with smart-entry systems

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Teijin Limited has developed a formable gasoline-resistant film made of PLANEXT bioplastic to replace chrome plating, which Honda Lock Mfg. Teijin’s gasoline-resistant film is ideal for vehicle doors, which of course have the possibility of coming into contact with gasoline.

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Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. Compared with other gasoline engines, the intake valves of the 1.5

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New Pierburg air blower with speed-controlled motor for reduction of gasoline engine emissions

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Secondary air systems are used to reduce gasoline engine emissions by accelerating catalytic converter heat-up. Controlled regeneration of gasoline particle filters.

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IC Bus demonstrates gasoline powertrain

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IC Bus will demonstrate its Gasoline-Powered CE School Bus at the School Transportation News (STN) Expo Conference and Trade Show in Reno. V8 gasoline engine paired with commercial grade transmissions. This CE gasoline-powered school bus utilizes much of the same proven technology and engine architecture as the propane-autogas powered bus, the engine for which is also provided by PSI.

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Leaded Gasoline Taken Off Sale 20 Years Ago This Month

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In that context, it's worth noting that lead was still a part of everyday gasoline more recently than many drivers remember. Leaded gasoline was sold in the U.S. Fuel Gasoline energy policy health transportation policyThe water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has brought the health effects of lead back into the public eye, and in a big way. until January 1996. DON'T MISS: Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014.

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Achates Power and Aramco Services Company partner on opposed-piston engine projects; Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI)

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The first result of this agreement is the demonstration vehicle that will be shown at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS): a light-duty truck with an Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) Engine. 2017) “Ignition studies of two low-octane gasolines.”

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Global Bioenergies beginning road testing with Audi A4 fueled with 34% renewable gasoline blends

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Global Bioenergies is beginning the road-testing phase of renewable gasoline derived from its fermentative isobutene pathway. Global Bioenergies will use an EN228-compliant gasoline blend containing more than 34% of renewable, isobutene-derived, compounds to fuel a car on a circuit. Johannes Scharf, Vice President Gasoline Powertrains at FEV Europe GmbH.

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Average gasoline prices in US up 13% in 2017 from 2016, but lower than in 2015

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US regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.41 Higher crude oil prices in 2017 contributed to higher gasoline prices. Source: US EIA, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update.

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Electrification, sure, but gasoline engines will endure: supplier

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Green 48-Volt mild hybrid Future Cars diesel particulate filter (DPF) gasoline engines parts suppliers start-stop systemIncreasingly stiff limits on carbon emission and minimum fuel economy in most of the world's car markets mean that more plug-in electric cars must be sold. With battery costs steadily falling and the pricetag rising for the new technologies that make cars more efficient, some now envision a world in which all new vehicles have dispensed with.

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Gevo enters on-road automobile gasoline market in Houston with 12.5% isobutanol blend

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blend of its bio-isobutanol with gasoline marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in the Houston area. Buc-ee’s, a 37-store regional chain of rest stops in Texas, is the first company to sell the blend, marketed as a high-performance ethanol-free gasoline. with gasoline.

How Mazda's SkyActiv-X engine, based on HCCI, actually works (video)

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In 2019, Mazda will introduce a gasoline-powered Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition engine, dubbed Skyactiv-X, that the automaker promises will offer huge strides in efficiency and fuel economy. Gasoline HCCI Engines gasoline engines

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EIA: US gasoline consumption hit all-time high in 2016

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Consumption of motor gasoline in the US hit an all-time high in 2016, reaching 9.327 million barrels per day, up 1.6%

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Second-generation Audi A7 Sportback features standard 48V MHEV system with gasoline or diesel engines

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TFSI (gasoline) or a 3.0 The B-cycle combustion process (a modified Miller cycle, earlier post ), which is designed specifically for part load, makes the V6 gasoline engine particularly efficient.

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Study suggests GTL-naphtha-gasoline-ethanol blends can function as well as gasoline with lower emissions

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Results of a study by a team from the University of Birmingham (UK) and Shell Global Solutions suggest that blends of gasoline with gas-to-liquids (GTL) naphtha can perform comparable combustion and full power output to conventional gasoline, with less than 2% difference in normalized ISFC (indicated specific fuel consumption) and gaseous emissions similar to, if not lower than that of conventional gasoline. In this study, four gasoline fuels containing up to 23.5

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Study finds blending gasoline with GTL improves efficiency and lowers emissions in compression-ignition PPC mode

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A team from Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, in collaboration with Bengt Johansson at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, reports that blending gasoline with high cetane number (CN) gas-to-liquids (GTL) fuel appears to be a promising route to improve not only efficiency, but also PM and NO x emissions, particularly when operating in partially premixed combustion (PPC) mode. gasoline), and EN590 diesel as a reference fuel.

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Mahindra & Mahindra introduces compact gasoline SUV, first gasoline engine family

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M & M), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, revealed the new Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV, along with an all new engine family named mFALCON, marking the company’s entry into gasoline engine space. The KUV100 will be powered by the mFALCON, an all-new engine family with options of both gasoline (mFALCON, G80) and diesel (mFALCON, D75). The 1.2L, 82 HP and dual VVT gasoline engine and the 1.2L Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M

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Audi begins initial engine testing of Global Bioenergies, Fraunhofer e-gasoline

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Audi remains convinced of the potential of the fuels e-gas, “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) and e-diesel and is continuing to pursue its e-fuels strategy. galons US), the largest batch yet produced—of synthetic Audi e-gasoline for initial engine tests. Audi “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) is essentially a liquid isooctane. Earlier post.) Audi and its development partners Global Bioenergies S.A.

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E10 Is Less Corrosive Than Ethanol-Free Gasoline, Research Says

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Gasoline ethanol E10Ethanol is a beleaguered fuel these days, with national availability E85 nowhere in sight, rollout of E15 seemingly stalled, and concerns over its full carbon footprint hotly debated. Most drivers pumping gas pay little attention to its ethanol content, which in several states may now be at 10 percent. Meanwhile, traditionalists seek out pure.

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Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles

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In the study, the team compared emissions of a flex-fuel Euro-5 GDI vehicle operated with gasoline (E0) and two ethanol/gasoline blends (E10 and E85) and reported effects on particle, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), and alkyl- and nitro-PAH emissions and assessed their genotoxic potential.

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Toyota details next-generation hybrids, more efficient gasoline engines

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That means that automakers continue to work ceaselessly on more efficient gasoline engines and lighter vehicles to put them in. Cars with plugs may be the cleaner and greener future, but at the moment, they make up only about 1 percent of global sales approaching 100 million vehicles a year. Last week, Toyota summarized its plans in that arena and. Future Cars Fuel Economy Transmissions

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Mazda announces SKYACTIV-X: gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition

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As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, the company disclosed plans to introduce a next-generation gasoline engine called SKYACTIV-X in 2019. SKYACTIV-X—which Mazda believes will be the first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition—uses a proprietary combustion method called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI).

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EPA Proposes Lower Increases For Ethanol In Gasoline

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In 2007, the Federal government created the Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring increased amounts of corn-based ethanol and advanced biofuels to be blended into the nation's gasoline supply. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 transportation policyAt the time, it seemed like an ideal way to lessen dependence on foreign oil and cut emissions--without forcing drivers to drastically change their habits.

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Study finds modern diesel cars emit fewer carbonaceous particulates than gasoline cars

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A new study by an international team led by researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland has found that modern diesel passenger cars equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPFs) emit fewer carbonaceous particulates than gasoline-powered vehicles.

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EIA expects US household spending for gasoline to remain below $2,000 in 2017; record-high gasoline consumption of 9.3M barrels/day

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According to projections in US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) most recent Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the average US household expenditure on gasoline in 2017 will total $1,977, or approximately 2.4% The most recent peak for household gasoline expenditures was $2,715, or 4.0% More recently, average household gasoline expenditures in 2015 and 2016 were near or below $2,000, or 2.5% STEO estimates that gasoline prices will average $2.48

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T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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To derive the emissions figure, T&E said that it made a number of assumptions for their calculations: The average gasoline lifetime driving distance of 175,000 km (108,740 miles) is taken as the starting point. T&E used the latest real-world fuel consumption figures for diesel and gasoline: 6.3

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When will buying gasoline cars seem weird? Take our Twitter poll

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Earth day is coming up—as it has every year since 1970—and we have a new question for readers this year: When will buying gasoline cars seem weird? Electric car advocates have been anticipating for years—decades, really—the day when plugging in will be more common than filling up. Now that the United States has a broad.

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Gasoline, Ethanol, Crude Oil Up in Price

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AP reports: Gasoline futures rose 3.31 Tags: ethanol crude oil gasoline cents to settle at $2.1918 per gallon on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Meanwhile, alternative fuel ethanol hit a 7-month high, corresponding to an overall rise in gas prices since last August. Ethanol futures rose 4.3 cents to settle at $2.280 on the Chicago Board of Trade. Light, sweet crude for May delivery rose $1.84 to close at $63.85 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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