UK petrol prices are competitive, rules OFT

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There is no sign of relief for motorists facing ever higher fuel bills, after a new investigation revealed no evidence of anti-competitive trading in the petrol industry. Fuel prices in the UK have soared over the last ten years as largely as a result of rising crude oil prices and increased tax and duty-not as [.]. Green credentials diesel fuel OFT petrol prices

US Energy Secretary Calls Tax Hike on Gasoline Not Politically Feasible

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In an interview with the Financial Times , US Energy Secretary Steven Chu said that raising US gasoline prices to levels comparable to Europe’s through taxes or regulation is not politically feasible. In the past Mr Chu, a Nobel laureate, has argued that if the US wanted to reduce its carbon emissions, policymakers would have to find a way to increase petrol prices to levels in Europe.

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Is a green tax blitz justified? The Green Piece

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So would these tax hikes linked to the amount we pollute be justified? Is a green tax blitz justified? A report unveiled by the Green Fiscal Commission, which includes the Government’s top environmental adviser Lord Turner, as well as Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians and Environment Agency chairman Chris Smith, has outlined a host of proposals that would heap an additional £150billion in taxes on households and businesses ( see article ).

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London City Commuting: Why an EV makes sense

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Thankfully, the UK Government has taken the crucial step of banning the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. Climate change is being driven by the burning of fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal. That’s a huge saving compared to cars with petrol or diesel engines.

7 Benefits of Switching to Electric Cars

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Norway is a leading example of the kind of favorable tax incentives and discounts offered to the consumer, while notably, the government of eco-friendly Australia is yet to jump on the bandwagon even though a sizeable part of the population is ready to upgrade, as a recent survey has shown.

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Lessons From Norway’s Journey To Becoming The Global Leader In EV Adoption


Norway has long been a major producer of oil and gas, and remains the biggest oil producer in Western Europe, as well as, the third-largest exporter of natural gas in the world. Norway leads electric vehicle (EV) adoption, boasting the highest share of new EV purchases worldwide.

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Soon an Electric Vehicle Will Cost Less Than An IC Engine Vehicle !!!

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According to BloombergNEF estimates, larger vehicles such as hybrid sedans and SUVs would be as inexpensive to manufacture as petrol and diesel models by 2026, with compact cars crossing the threshold the following year.

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Volvo To Go All Electric By 2030 – EV Week in Review: Feb 23-Mar 1

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Only about 30kg of raw material will be lost over the lifecycle of a lithium ion battery used in electric cars once recycling is taken into account, compared with 17,000 litres of oil, according to analysis by Transport & Environment (T&E) seen by the Guardian.

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Fiat updates 500L range for 2014 with new 120 hp diesel and gasoline engines, LPG version

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These include a smart alternator that recovers energy while coasting and stores it in the battery; engine cooling circuit optimization that reduces the warm-up time; and a variable displacement oil pump that adjusts the oil pressure in the most appropriate way, reducing the power consumed by the pump. A Start&Stop system is included, while the engine and transmission use low viscosity lubricant oil to minimize friction. Turbo Petrol LPG.

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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. In a 2009 interview, AutoNation CEO, Mike Jackson voiced his opinion that gasoline is too cheap and that the United States government should consider a gas tax to make sure the price does not fall below roughly $3.50 how much do you pay for gas/petrol?

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ITF analysis finds that societal costs for electric cars and vans range from €7K to €12K more than fossil-fueled equivalents

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The ITF calculation ignores taxes on fuel (as from society’s point of view these are a transfer rather than a net cost); includes subsidies; and accounts for air pollution impacts. The “early-shift” rationale stresses that not only is government intervention in electric car markets necessary (on a sometimes large scale) but that society ultimately benefits due to a reduction of the oil import bill (with knock-on productivity impacts throughout the economy).

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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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They assumed an oil price of US$80/bbl, close to the short-term. become competitive when batteries cost €400/kWh, even without tax incentives, as long as. and petrol cars and by more than 55% compared to other hybrids that use petrol.

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The Budget 2009 - working towards sustainable transport

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Increasing company car benefit in kind tax in the future for all but the lowest carbon cars. From April 2010 anyone buying a new car will pay a different rate of vehicles tax in the first year of registration. Company Car Tax. The company car tax thresholds will tighten further with effect from 6th April 2011 by 5g per kilometre in addition to the 5g change announced last year, which takes effect from 6th April 2010.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog -

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The toll has been far greater on soldiers but also contemplate the affect on the budget deficit which created the tax breaks for the super wealthy, the hedge funds to protect the insurance and mortgage industries against a decline and the spending of hundreds of billions on the war machine some of which went to fraud and much of which to rebuild Iraq while our infrastructure has languished. Oil is the alternative. Close down the oil companies.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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People will likely not buy plug-ins without big federal tax breaks." ( Reuters ) 11/29/06 [In response to GMs announcement at the LA Auto Show], Ford Group marketing manager Cisco Codina said the answer for now is full hybrids, like the latest version of its Ford Escape hybrid SUV unveiled at the show. ( I believe strongly that this country has to get off oil," he says, sitting beside a massive V-16 engine on display in his office.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from

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GM killed that car because of back room deals with oil companies, and now they expect us to believe that they are just so cutting edge now? GM killed that car because of back room deals with oil companies" GM "killed" that experiment because it wasnt even CLOSE to being cost effective. Engineering proptypes enjoy a tax break. Companies can not sell engineering prototypes in which the company got R&D tax breaks in developing the product. the oil companies.

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