Naysayer Alert – the hydrogen red herring

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In addition, it is subject to similar refining, storage and distribution costs currently associated with petrol and diesel, including upstream CO2 emissions where the electricity required is usually generated from fossil fuels. (Guest Post by John Murray).

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Study Finds Coordinated Off-peak Charging Can Support Large Scale Plug-in Use Without Additional Generation Capacity; TCO and GHG Abatement Costs for BEVs Projected to Remain High

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Compare GHG emissions and costs of PHEV and BPEV with those of regular cars. that gasoline engine-generators in SHEVs and PHEVs have the same efficiency relative to diesel. They assumed an oil price of US$80/bbl, close to the short-term. Building on the SHEV drivetrains, they assumed PHEVs with an electric range of 50 km (31 miles) and. TCO of future wheel motor PHEV may. Using PHEV, this need not increase the cost of driving.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely. In July of 2008, oil futures hit their record high of more than $145 per barrel and several areas of the country neared $5/gal. While many others agreed (including executives at several auto makers) it is unlikely that higher taxes would be a popular approach to reducing our dependence on oil. A litre of petrol in many European countries is currently the equivalent of $7 per gallon gas (U.S).

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Volkswagen Group introducing Modular Transverse Matrix this year; new engine families, lighter weight construction, powertrain flexibility

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At the Tokyo Motor Show, Volkswagen unveiled the first model publicly shown based on the MQB: the Cross Coupé all-wheel-drive (AWD) plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). To ensure a uniform mounting position of all engines in the MQB, engineers rotated the cylinder head of the petrol engine. Various other design modifications optimize fuel economy and comfort as well: Low-friction bearings and two-stage oil pump reduce friction. Drive systems in the MQB. Click to enlarge.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. Daimler/Mercedes Took over Daimler/Chrysler Sprinter PHEV program.

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Norway’s EVs Break Through The 90% Barrier — Tesla Takes Top Two Trophies


Diesels lost more than half their share year-on-year, falling to just 2.3%, with petrol and plugless hybrids not faring much better. Norway’s plugin electric vehicle market share in September broke new ground, hitting 91.5% with full electrics alone taking 77.5% share.

Sweden: Legacy Vehicles Left In The Dust As Plugin EVs Overtake & Accelerate Ahead


year-on-year, resulting in a larger share than any other powertrain, at 32.9%, ahead of petrol’s 27.2%. September 2021 saw Sweden’s plugin electric vehicle market overtake that of plugless powertrains for the first time, gaining 53.9% share of new sales.