Miles Driven Are Rising, But Gas Consumption Continues To Fall

Green Car Reports

Study Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT It may not be the most practical solution, but driving less generally seems like one of the most straightforward ways to save fuel. Now, two recent studies show that it sometimes isn''t that simple. On the one hand, Americans are driving more. On the other, they are using less fuel while doing it. RELATED: More Efficient Cars, More Domestic Energy.

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Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline Used Doesn't

Green Car Reports

Americans are driving more miles than they have in years, but that doesn't mean they are using more gasoline. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) has increased consistently over the past 18 months. billion miles were. CAFE Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Corporate Average Fuel EconomyData collected by the U.S.

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Growth Energy: 2 billion miles on E15

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Growth Energy announced that in five months, US drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol), bringing the total miles driven across the US to 2 billion. More than 1,000 stations across the country are currently offering E15 to consumers—nearly triple the number of stations from the same time last year.

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Gas is cheap; U.S. drivers use it to log more miles than ever

Green Car Reports

drivers have already logged a record-breaking number of miles traveled. trillion miles in the first six months of this year, according to U.S. Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT With the summer travel season more than halfway over and gas prices still quite low, U.S The nation's vehicles collectively logged 1.58 Department of Transportation (DOT) data. That's up 3.3 percent from.

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US vehicle miles travelled up 3% in first 9 months of 2016 to 2.4 trillion miles

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trillion miles in the first nine months of 2016, an increase of 3.0% billion miles were driven in September 2016 alone—a 2.4% The seasonally-adjusted vehicle miles traveled for September 2016 were 268.7 billion miles. US driving topped 2.4

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U.S. Drivers Covered Record High Number Of Miles So Far This Year

Green Car Reports

is on track to reach a record high number of miles driven this year. billion miles in March, according to the U.S. DON"T MISS: Miles Driven Are. Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT As the economy improves and gas prices remain low, Americans are consistently driving more. Data from the first quarter of 2015 indicates the U.S. drivers covered 261.7 Department of Transportation.

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Miles Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

Heard of the Miles electric car? From Miles Automotive, it's an electrified Daihatsu Kei car that will give Zenn a run for its money

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Chevy Bolt EV electric range: can 238 miles stretch to 300 miles?

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an official EPA-rated range of 238 miles per charge on the combined test cycle. That gives it the longest range of any electric car currently on sale in the U.S.

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Hyundai NEXO fuel-cell vehicles self-drive (Level 4) 118 miles from Seoul to Pyeongchang

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Hyundai has conducted a significant number of highway test drives amounting to hundreds of thousands of miles travelled, which has enabled the accumulation of data to enhance the performance of its self-driving vehicles.

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DOE: median EV range in US grew 56% from 73 miles in MY 2011 to 114 miles in MY 2017

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From 2011 to 2017, the median of the all-electric vehicle ranges in the US increased by 41 miles, or 56%—from 73 to 114 miles— according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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2000 miles and counting

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I broke 2000 miles with the 914 EV this week. The car has been running smoothly with no complaints. One of the "features" of the 914 is that the turn signals come on (but don't flash) if you leave the turn lever in the "left" or "right" position, even when the ignition is turned off.

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Stena Line introducing battery-electric operation to ferry; three stages up to 50 all-electric nautical miles

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In step two, a 20 MWh battery pack will be connected to the propellers; Stena Jutlandica will be able to be operated on electricity within around 10 nautical miles, equal to the distance between Göteborg and Vinga Lighthouse.

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How much electric-car range is 'enough'? 300 miles much better than 200 miles: survey

Green Car Reports

Although a range of 60 to 90 miles covers the majority of daily car use in the U.S., Electric-car drivers know that range anxiety abates quickly once you start using an electric car and get confident with its abilities. it isn't enough for many drivers with longer commutes—especially at high speeds or in very hot or cold weather, which can. Buying plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings

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Did Mayor Bloomberg in China Drive a Miles Javlon?

Plugs and Cars

Autobloggreen is reporting that Mayor Bloomberg has driven the first Miles Automotive highway-legal all-electric car off the production line. I will be joined by the chair of Miles Automotive Group, Miles Rubin, and its chief operating officer, Kevin Kiley. For a while they've said 2009, 120 mile range, $35,000. Tags: miles automotive electric car

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Proterra launches new Catalyst E2 series electric bus with nominal range of up to 350 miles

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Last month, an E2 series vehicle achieved a new milestone at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds where it logged more than 600 miles (966 km) on a single charge under test conditions.

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udelv makes first public road test delivery from autonomous electric last-mile delivery vehicle

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company, unveiled its autonomous, electric, last-mile delivery vehicle and made the first public road test deliveries from Draeger’s Market in San Mateo to two nearby customers. udelv , a Burlingame, Calif.

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2017 electric cars with more than 100 miles of range

Green Car Reports

There are now several models that offer at least 100 miles of range, and many are widely available to consumers. In the six years since modern electric cars first went on sale in large numbers, the field has matured significantly. That includes the Tesla Model S and Model X, starting at about $70,000, as well as several models that are more. plug-in cars

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2018 Nissan Leaf debuts: 150 miles for $30,875, 200-plus miles in 2019

Green Car Reports

The spy shots, teaser photos, rumors, and feverish speculation can all be put behind us. The 2018 Nissan Leaf hatchback has debuted, and we can now see every facet of the second generation of the world's best-selling electric car. The compact five-door's 40-kilowatt-hour battery is projected to get a 150-mile combined U.S. range rating, Nissan. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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DOE: median all-electric vehicle range in US grew from 73 miles in MY2011 to 83.5 miles in MY2016

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From 2011 to 2016, the median all-electric vehicle range in the US increased by just over 10 miles from 73 to 83.5 miles, according to figures compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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How many electric miles are enough for a plug-in hybrid? Take our Twitter Poll

Green Car Reports

Some offer as little as 9 or 10 miles and others as much as 53 miles on electricity before they need to rely on a gas engine. Plug-in hybrids come in a variety of specs and sizes, from economy cars to mid-size sedans to luxury SUVs costing $100,000 or more. Automakers also haven't settled on how much range is enough for a plug-in hybrid. The kinds. Polls

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Chevrolet unveils Bolt EV Concept; 200+ electric miles for ~$30,000

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Chevrolet introduced the Bolt EV concept crossover—a vision for an affordable, long-range all-electric vehicle designed to offer more than 200 miles of range starting around $30,000.

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Proterra extended range electric bus delivers 258 miles on one charge of 257 kWh pack

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A Proterra 40-foot Catalyst XR (extended range) electric bus drove 258 miles (415 miles) on a single charge under test conditions at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds (LPG). kWh/mile. Proterra has demonstrated that this option can travel more than 700 miles in 24-hour period.

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Charging the Audi e-tron; 248.5 miles in the WLTP cycle

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The production version of the Audi e-tron prototype is the first car on the market that can charge at charging stations with up to 150 kW. Its 95 kWh lithium-ion battery provides for a range of more than 400 kilometers (248.5 mi) in the WLTP driving cycle. Audi e-tron prototype in Berlin.

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How many miles are enough for a plug-in hybrid? Readers respond

Green Car Reports

When we asked in last week's Twitter poll how many miles are enough for a plug-in hybrid, we got two to three times our usual responses. Green Car Reports readers and Twitter followers are clearly fired up when it comes to plug-in hybrids. We asked the question because plug-in hybrids come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and capabilities. The main. plug-in cars Polls

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NASCAR to surpass 10M miles on Sunoco Green E15

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NASCAR announced that it will surpass 10 million competition miles on Sunoco Green E15, a biofuel blended with 15% American-made ethanol, by the end of the 2016 season. The 10 million miles will have been accumulated across practice, qualifying and racing laps since the biofuel was adopted by the sport. Americans have already driven over 500 million miles on E15.

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DOE: US vehicle miles of travel (VMT) at all-time high

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From June 2014 to June 2016, vehicle miles of travel (VMT) in the US rose from 3.00 trillion miles to a new high of 3.18 From 1992 through the end of 2007, US VMT rose at a fairly brisk and steady pace to exceed three trillion miles per year (measured in 12-month running totals).

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

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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. At that price, California miles are 16 cents each.

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Sono Sion solar electric car promises 18 miles of range from solar panels

Green Car Reports

Sono Motors plans to build a $25,000 electric car covered in solar cells that can provide up to 18 miles of range a day. Solar cells have gotten cheap enough to make solar cars practical. At least that's the business model of one electric-car startup in Europe. The company plans to introduce it at the end of 2019. In a video interview with

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Another 'electric highway, 1,250 miles along Australia's coast

Green Car Reports

The country of Australia is poised to build one of the world's longest "electric highways," which will span 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers). Specifically, the Northwest region of the country will see the electric highway open through the state of Queensland. In total, 18 stations will be installed along the route, which spans the east coast from. Australia plug-in cars Charging station charging infrastructure Electric Highway

BMW unveils battery-electric Concept iX3 in Beijing; Gen 5 eDrive system; 249 miles WLTP

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The likewise model-specific high-voltage battery has a net capacity of more than 70 kWh, which is enough to give the electric SAV a range of up to 400 kilometers (249 miles) in the WLTP cycle.

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1000 Miles and Still Going.

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I just passed 1000 miles yesterday and it still seems to work fine. There's not too much to report on the Civic. I've definitely noticed over the past several weeks of commuting that my range is highly dependent on my speed. Even driving at 55mph instead of 60mph on the freeway gives me a few extra percent of battery life on the Link-10 E-meter.

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True Zero’s California hydrogen network hits 2M miles fueled mark; second 1M miles in 60 days

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True Zero , which operates the world’s largest network of hydrogen charging stations, has powered two-million miles of zero-emission driving on California roads 60 days after reaching its first million miles. By comparison, it took nine months for the company to reach the first million miles, reflecting the ramp up of fuel cell cars in California.

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Toyota reveals second iteration of Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck: Project Portal 2.0; 300 miles per fill

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The new truck, known internally as “Beta,” expands on the capabilities of Toyota’s first Project Portal test vehicle by increasing the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill.

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Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn: 188 miles is enough for electric cars; now prices must be cut

Green Car Reports

At about 188 miles, the range of today's electric cars is enough. It's the price that needs to come down. So says Carlos Ghosn, an electric-car pioneer among CEOs of mainstream automakers. Ghosn made the statement at a Nissan event in Hong Kong, according to Nikkei Asian Review. The speech revealed key marketing insights from one of the world's

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McGuinness shatters TT ZERO lap record - 115+ miles/hr, Anstey at 113+ miles/hr

National Green Transportation

History was made on Monday when Mugen's rider, John McGuinness, had the fastest lap time ever in TT ZERO electric motorcycle racing, 115.598 miles/hr.

2016 Nissan Leaf's Two Batteries: 84 Miles Base, 110 Miles For Top Trims, Dealer Says

Green Car Reports

With many 2016 model details already released by other makers, the specs of the 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car remain conspicuously absent as the U.S. heads toward its Labor Day holiday. But a posting by a Nissan dealer in Indiana suggests that high-end models of the coming year's Leaf will feature a larger battery pack to give them more range. Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Tesla Model S fleet passes 1-billion mile mark

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Tesla Motors announced that, since the launch of the Model S in 2012, the cumulative vehicle fleet worldwide has driven more than 1 billion miles with just under 75,000 Model S units now on the roads. Tesla will mark this fleet milestone with the launch of the Next Billion Miles Tour which will travel around North America, Europe and Asia.

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US drivers log more than 1B miles on E15

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According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15. Today, E15 is sold at more than 800 retail outlets across 29 states. The EPA approves E15 for use in any vehicle manufactured since 2001, which equates to 9 out of 10 cars on the road today. Automakers also approve E15 for use in nearly three-quarters of new cars.

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric US debut: 250 miles of range from small electric hatchback

Green Car Reports

The biggest question around the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric has now been answered: it will have a rated range estimated at 250 miles on the U.S. test cycle. Hyundai debuted the U.S. version of the small all-electric hatchback on Wednesday at the New York auto show media days. While the company refers to the all-electric Kona as a "crossover". New York Auto Show subcompact plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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500 miles!

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

Today's second trip to work brought my total miles over 500 now. A small milestone, but one none the less

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

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For example, in Chicago (calculations via the US Department of Energy (DOE) fueleconomy.gov site) the Ioniq PHEV is responsible for 200 g GHG/mile, upstream and downstream. The Ioniq Electric: 180 g/mile.

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Chevy Bolt offers EPA-estimated 238 miles of electric range

Green Car Congress

When the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV goes on sale later this year, it will be with an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles (383 km). Bolt will have an expected MSRP below $37,500 and before available federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Plenty of range, cargo space, technology and safety features make the Bolt EV an attractive package. Final Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price is not yet announced and does not include, tax, title, license or optional equipment.

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Symbio’s 150 hydrogen-electric commercial vehicles have traveled 220,000 miles

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Symbio, the French producer of hydrogen fuel cell systems for transportation, reports that it has delivered 150 commercial hydrogen-electric vehicles which have now travelled a combined 220,000 miles (350,000 km). Range is 300 km (186 miles).

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