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

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

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

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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.

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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True Zero H2 network fuels 17M fuel cell-electric miles in 250 tonnes H2 sold

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The 17 million miles driven on fuel cells cars using True Zero hydrogen translate into 10 million pounds of avoided greenhouse gas emissions (in CO 2 equivalency).

France Will Pave Roads With 620 Miles Of Solar Panels

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Thanks to a steep drop in the price of photovoltaic cells, you're more likely to see solar panels on buildings as you drive along. But what if one day you drove on those solar panels as well?

Miles Driven Are Rising, But Gas Consumption Continues To Fall

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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.

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

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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.

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV first drive: 240 miles in an electric car

Green Car Reports

We drove a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car 240 miles on a single charge last week. One driver covered essentially the same trip with fully 32 miles remaining, according to the car’s display. And that was the lowest range achieved among four journalists driving four Bolt EVs along the California coast. DON'T MISS: 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. Efficiency plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range Test

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Electric-car road trip: lessons learned in Chevy Bolt EV over 1,300 miles

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Launched in December, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car to go on sale with a rated range of more than 200 miles: 238 miles combined, according to the EPA. Most owners use their Bolt EVs for daily commuting and trips, just like any other car. But road trips are an American tradition. We've done several stories about. road trips Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Hyundai Ioniq Electric car to get 200 miles of range 'soon'

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Called the Ioniq Electric, it has an estimated driving range of 110 miles. Hyundai's product planners seem to have a bit of an issue on their hands. The South Korean automaker is set to launch an all-electric version of its Ioniq hatchback, alongside the conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of that model. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. battery pack plug-in cars battery capacity

No decline in vehicle miles travelled

Green Cars News

Anyone who thought that the petrol price hikes of 2008, which prompted many US motorists to reduce the number of miles they drive, would have a permanent impact on driving habits will have to re-evaluate. Preliminary reports from the State Highway Agencies show that total vehicle miles travelled on all roads and streets in the US increased by 2.5 per cent (5.8billion vehicle miles) for September 2009 compared to the previous year. per cent to 6.7billion vehicle miles.

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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

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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How much does electric-car range cost per mile?

Green Car Reports

When it comes to electric cars, range is a commodity. But how much are buyers paying to increase the amount of driving they can do between charges? We looked at every electric car currently on sale, as well as the upcoming 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3, and some of the longer-range plug-in hybrids. With anticipated base prices. costs plug-in cars ownership costs EPA Ratings

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RAND: Autonomous vehicles cannot be test-driven enough miles to demonstrate their safety; alternative testing methods needed

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Autonomous vehicles would have to be driven hundreds of millions of miles and, under some scenarios, hundreds of billions of miles to create enough data to clearly demonstrate their safety, according to a new report from RAND, a non-profit research organization.

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How I rode 4,000 miles on an electric motorcycle for $10

Green Car Reports

Each summer I ride my electric motorcycle over 4,000 miles to show how easy it is. MORE: The 2017 Zero Electric Motorcycles lineup Of course it was easy in 2013 to ride 4,500 miles in 44 days, only going about. Except it wasn’t actually easy—until this year. What I mean by that is that it wasn’t easy and practical until this year. motorcycles Zero Motorcycles

Durable 2012 Chevrolet Volt: 300,000 miles, no battery loss

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One of the biggest worries about electric cars--and hybrids for that matter--is whether their expensive high-voltage battery packs will last the life of the car. If not, potential buyers worry, they may be saddled with thousands of dollars of cost in years to come. The evidence on hybrids is largely positive over the last 15 years, but there's. Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle durability Battery Life

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

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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

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Toyota Prius Taxi Logs More Than 600,000 Miles; Batteries Last, Apparently (Video)

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Taxis cover far more miles each year than the. Hybrid cars have now been sold in large numbers for more than a decade, but new buyers continue to raise concerns about their longevity.

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Autonomous Electric Hearse: Designer's Concept For The Last Mile

Green Car Reports

Electric powertrains have been applied to a wide variety of road vehicles to reduce emissions, from small city cars, to fairly large delivery trucks. But there's one category of vehicle where electrification hasn't really been considered. It's customarily the last vehicle most people will ever ride in. DON'T MISS: Plug-in Hearse Offers To Whisk. hearse plug-in cars concepts fleet

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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.

Increase in vehicle miles travelled

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per cent - the equivalent of 4.9billion vehicle miles. The US Federal Highway Administration now estimates that travel during the month reached 256.7billion vehicle miles, despite the fact that cumulative travel for the first six months of the year has fallen by 0.4 Tags: Green cars Latest news States Highways Agencies US Federal Highway Administration vehicle miles travelled

New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

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If anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Over the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery was launched, followed by a sequence of software updates to make it faster, and all Autopilot sensors were replaced with new hardware. Now, quietly, Tesla has launched a new. EPA battery pack Tesla Motors plug-in cars EPA Ratings

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Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

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The result is a range of up to 300 miles (483 kg) on 1.5kg of hydrogen and a top speed of 60 mph. Riversimple Movement Ltd. unveiled the Rasa, a road-legal engineering prototype of its first two-seater hydrogen fuel cell road car, built for full European type approval. Earlier post.)

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World Solar Challenge Concludes As Teams Cover 1,800 Miles On Sun Power (Video)

Green Car Reports

The closest most people can get to a solar-powered car is to buy a battery-electric vehicle and charge it with electricity generated by a home solar array. But cars powered directly by the sun really do exist--at least a handful of them, anyhow.

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Renault Zoe takes on 2,000 mile tour around the UK

Green Cars News

A leading UK supplier of charging stations is set to demonstrate just what modern electric cars can achieve, with a new 2,000 mile journey around the country.

KPMG study finds autonomous vehicles & mobility services could add one trillion more vehicle miles traveled annually by 2050

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With these age groups set to embrace these technological and transformational changes, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in the US will soar by approximately one trillion additional miles per year by 2050. Impact to vehicle miles.

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Electric car with 1,000 mile range: powered by aluminium

Green Cars News

Some people are fans of range-extended electric cars, thinking they deliver a more practical range than fully electric cars. Others see the range extender as a compromise too far; essentially leaving the car to burn fossil fuels in a combustion engine just as it has for over hundred years. But[.].

Drive a Chevy Bolt EV electric car 313 miles on a charge: here's how

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Electric-car range is a funny thing. It is rated by the EPA, and most people focus on that combined figure, though an individual's use may greatly affect the car's actual range. Gentle drivers who drive mostly at lower speeds can greatly outdo that combined range, while steady driving at maximum highway speed will cut a significant percentage off. Chevy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacity

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Chevrolet Volt Drivers Pass 500 Million Miles On Electricity

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Since its launch in December 2010, owners of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car have steadily racked up miles driven solely on electricity from the grid. They recently reached a significant collective milestone: more than half a billion electric miles. ALSO SEE: Jay Z Now Owns A Murdered-Out Tesla Model S (Apparently) The total is

Electric cars only need 100 miles of range, some carmakers say; is it true?

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Hyundai first made the argument that energy efficiency in electric cars is just as important as their range, as part of its launch of the Ioniq Electric hatchback, EPA-rated at 124 miles. Now Honda is making that argument as well, based on a news report it confirmed saying that the Clarity EV electric mid-size sedan will have a battery range of. plug-in cars range anxiety Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) EPA Ratings battery capacity

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

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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

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric to offer 110 miles of range: company

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That car uses essentially the same 28-kilowatt-hour battery pack as the low-volume Kia Soul EV, a blocky tall wagon that's rated at 93 miles. As electric-car range moves above the 100-mile mark in EPA ratings, one of the more interesting models to watch will be the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. Can the slimmer, sleeker Ioniq Electric match or beat. EPA plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Range Test

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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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Delivery matching service saves millions of wasted road miles

Green Cars News

A website designed to match people who want goods moving with available delivery companies already making similar journeys, says that it’s service has successfully saved more than 10 million otherwise wasteful road miles since launching in 2008. Since June 2008, Shiply.com has saved the equivalent transport miles as going around the world 400 times thanks [.]. Tags: Green credentials courier delivery goods moving road miles Shiply

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2017 Ford Fusion Energi electric range rises to 22 miles

Green Car Reports

The all-electric range of every type of plug-in car has risen since their introduction in 2011, and will continue to increase with further boosts in battery energy density. This means that not only electric cars will get longer ranges, but so will plug-in hybrids. The latest maker to join the parade of increased electric-range announcements is. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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

Green Car Reports

The 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. Higher claim frequencies, more costly repairs, and higher. Insurance Crashes plug-in cars ownership costs Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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Nissan not afraid of GM's 200+ mile range Chevy Bolt electric car

National Green Transportation

Last week General Motors unveiled the production version of the Chevy Bolt, claiming it will be the first affordable electric car with 200+ miles electric range.

2016 Nissan Leaf Range: 107 Or 155 Miles? Why Test Cycles Can Be Deceptive

Green Car Reports

Suppose you could buy a new 2016 Nissan Leaf rated not at 107 miles but 155 miles. That would be a far more desirable car, wouldn't it? Well, you can--but only in Europe. The punchline is that the two cars are identical. What differs is the rating procedure used to calculate the range of an electric car. DON'T MISS: Nissan Gripz Concept: 2015. Europe Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Range Test EPA Ratings

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