British firm pulls petrol from thin air!

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A British company has produced petrol ‘from the air’ by using unique technology to that captures water vapour and carbon dioxide present in air to produce a synthetic version of the fossil fuel. Latest news air electricity petrolAccording to The Independent this morning, Teeside-based Air Fuel Synthesis has so far managed to produce five litres of fuel since its [.].

Petrol car comeback, as diesel proves pricey

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Petrol cars are making a comeback in the used car market as buyers realise they do not cover enough miles to justify the higher purchase cost and higher fuel prices of a diesel model, according to Autorola. Latest news emissions petrol used car

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Petrol sales fall 20% in five years

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billion litres of petrol. Green credentials diesel fuel petrol Forecourts in the UK are dispensing 3.5 billion fewer litres of fuel than five years ago, according to new research by the AA.

Green cars turning motorists away from petrol

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According to reports in business daily The Nikkei, the average price for regular petrol in Japan is now Y139.8 Green cars Latest news green cars Japan Nissan LEAF petrol demand petrol pricesJapanese drivers are using less and less petroleum… thanks to the popularity of green cars: and that’s driving fuel prices down. per litre: that’s a drop for the thirteenth straight week and a 16month low for [.].

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Are buyers rethinking petrol cars? The Green Piece

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While the AA reports that sales of petrol have fallen in the last five years, driven by a big consumer switch to diesel cars in recent years (see story), there is evidence to suggest that the perhaps buyers are thinking of switching back to dependable old petrol [.].

Demand for petrol in California increases

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California may be leading the way as one of the greenest states in the USA, but that hasn’t stopped demand for petrol leaping in the area. According to figures from the California State Board of Equalisation for October 2010, petrol consumption leapt by 0.9 Green cars Latest news California California diesel demand California gasoline demand California petrol demand California State Board of Equalisation

Audi adds new efficient petrol engine to Q3

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Audi’s compact SUV, the Q3 has cut its official emission figure to a new low of 137g/km CO2 for its petrol engine choices, thanks to the addition of the new 1.4 The new petrol engine is available with the SE and S Line specification, prices start from £23,870, rising to £28,115.

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Revised Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion swaps diesel for petrol

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Volkswagen’s flagship green Bluemotion model on its new Polo, is to swap diesel for a petrol engine in the UK, as the carmaker works to meet demand for cleaner, urban-friendly petrol engine cars.

Demand for petrol hits lowest level since 2003

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Do diesels and hybrids hold values better than petrol cars?

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Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news diesel cars diesel cars resale values hybrid cars resale values petrol cars petrol cars resale values resale values residual valuesIt’s not just the environment that could benefit from you turning to a clean diesel or a hybrid car – it might be your wallet too.

Fit petrol engines with particulate filters, says T&E

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Direct-injection petrol engines should be fitted with particulate filters to combat their higher particulate emission levels, says environmental lobby group, Transport & Environment (T&E).

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Petrol Alto beats diesel rivals in Green Car Challenge

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In the Darwin to Adelaide run, the petrol driven Alto managed to complete the journey at an average consumption of 72mpg overall, an 18.5 Tags: Suzuki Alto diesel fuel efficiency Green Car Challenge petrol

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Corn ethanol worse for the environment than petrol

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Using corn residues to produce ethanol and other types of biofuel can generate more greenhouse gases than even fossil fuel sources, according to a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Ford introduce the EcoBoost petrol engine

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Now at the Frankfurt Motor Show Ford has announced a new family of petrol engines offering the opportunity to down size engine capacity without suffering a reduction in performance.

Highest uptake on record for EVs, while recharging points primed to overtake petrol pumps by 2020

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Latest figures show British motorists are choosing electric propulsion like never before, with year-to-date electric vehicle registrations up 31.8% Nissan Electric cars Electric Highway Plug-in vehicles

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Cutting the apron strings: Can we live without a petrol car?

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Concurrently, there’s always been a petrol car on my driveway too, for those just in case moments. With the exception of a few months at the start of 2011 between the sale of my old EV and the arrival of my then new Nissan LEAF, I’ve continuously owned and driven a plug-in vehicle since 2006.

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Service stations could sell petrol without ethanol

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Retailers in the US state of Oregon had been required to sell petrol that contains at least 10 per cent ethanol, however, that rule may be about to change. Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski has signed HB 3497, which amends Oregon’s ethanol mandate to allow service stations to sell premium, higher octane petrol without ethanol for certain uses.

Shell petrol stations hit by Greenpeace campaigners

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Campaigners for the charity began using emergency shut off switches at the stations to stop petrol supplies to forecourt pumps. Latest news Edinburgh London Oil petrol shell UKAt least 50 Shell stations in London have been overrun by Greenpeace protestors as part of the environmental charity’s Save the Arctic campaign. Shell stations in Edinburgh have also been hit as the protestors attempt [.].

Is your national pride costing you extra at the petrol station? Here’s an alternative.

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So it’s that time again. The time when our national media gets excited about 1966, sales of St. Georges’ crosses soar, and there’s a rush on the English team kit for the World Cup.

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Warning: Driving an EV (and then trying petrol) may seriously affect your mental health

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Weekly column. By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield. Normally in my weekly column, I tell you about how fantastic EVs are, or give you my opinion of a new car on the market fresh from a stint behind the wheel.

Carmakers turn to petrol and plug-in hybrids to stoke market interest

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A lack of consumer buzz around electric cars is encouraging carmakers to rethink their strategies and look to invest more in plug-in hybrids instead, according to a new survey from KPMG.

Bentley eradicates need for petrol station pit stops with new 24/7 service

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Is the end of the fuel station nigh? Well if you’re lucky enough to live in California and own a Bentley, then it really could be. The Crewe-based lux. Bentley Continental GT

Diesel v Petrol: the choice is narrowing

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Diesel or petrol? Why, diesel, of course. It is greener; it has lower CO2 and, as we’re both told and financially incentivised, less CO2 is better for the environment. All you need to do is select the lowest CO2 car you can and you’re fine, right? If only it were that simple.

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How increased petrol prices are affecting van drivers

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Vans have become a common part of British life. Not only as a sight on our roads, but also as a lifeline for a large number of businesses.

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New petrol engine lowers Micra emissions

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Nissan DIG-S emissions engine leaf petrolNissan is introducing a new low emission engine as part of its strategy to boost environmental performance. With its all-electric Leaf model just days away from its UK launch, the car maker has taken the opportunity to show its mission is about more than just electric cars. The new DIG-S (Direct Injection Gasoline Supercharger) produces [.].

New ‘cleaner’ petrol engines more harmful than old engines

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New types of petrol engines produce on average around 1,000 times more harmful particulate emissions compared to traditional engine designs, according to new research.

Combustion cars-not EVs-key to meeting EU emission targets

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The European car industry is expected to reach its average of 95g/km CO2 emissions target by 2020, thanks to improvements in existing diesel and petrol car technology, rather than through the sales of hybrid and electric cars, a new report concludes.

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How does Mitsubishi iMiEV ownership stack up against a petrol engine car?

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The announcement from Mitsubishi today about the price of their electric four-seater the i-MiEV got us thinking at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk. What would the break-even point be on owning the vehicle against say the same car – i.e the Mitsubishi i. Still available in many markets the car is no longer available as new in the UK. What [.].

Tata introduces next-generation petrol engines

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Indian carmaker Tata Motors - the name behind Jaguar Land Rover - has made another innovation in its efforts to boost fuel economy with the introduction of a next-generation series of petrol engines.

US petrol demand falls for first time in 2011

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Green credentials Latest news crude oil gasoline Green cars petrol imports petroleum refinery gasoline production US petrol US petrol demandThe month of July marked the first time this in 2011 that total petroleum deliveries in the USA actually fell year-on-year – dropping by half a per cent compared to one year ago. According to figures from the American Petroleum Institute (API), motor gasoline demand reached a low for any July in the past decade; [.].

Honda charges up for new efficient petrol engines

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Honda is the latest carmaker to join the craze for small capacity, turbocharged petrol engines, as it plays catch-up on some of its competitors. Current petrol models make use of the tried and trusted, but now ageing i-VTEC engines but the Japanese carmaker could be about to give us a glimpse of the future at [.]. Honda engine petrol

UK says no to EU ban on petrol and diesel cars

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The UK government has rejected plans from the EU which plan a ban on petrol and diesel cars from city centres by 2050. Green credentials ban city diesel eu future of transport Norman Baker petrol transportThe European Commission revealed its white paper ‘Roadmap for the Future of Transport 2050’ late yesterday which details plans to reduce dependency on oil, reduce congestion and reduce emissions from the transport [.].

Petrol and diesel prices under OFT investigation

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The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to investigate fuel prices in an attempt to identify whether or not there has been a distortion of market competition. As motorists and businesses express deep concern about the cost of fuel in the UK, the OFT has announced that it will spend six weeks gathering evidence on [.]. Latest news

Report: Ethanol not responsible for petrol price drop

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Ethanol production is not responsible for the decrease in petrol (gasoline) prices – despite recent claims from the US Secretary of Agriculture and the Renewable Fuel Association. Recently it was claimed that ethanol production had helped to lower petrol prices by $0.89 Biofuels Green cars Latest news biofuels ethanol gasoline green cars petrol prices

UK’s fuel security falls as domestic production dwindles

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Green credentials diesel fuel petrol RAC FoundationThe UK’s fuel security is looking increasingly fragile, as the country becomes more dependent on oil imports, according to a new report commissioned by the RAC Foundation.

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Could bamboo ethanol be the ultimate petrol alternative?

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From vegetable oil to corn, there have been a host of biofuels discussed as alternatives to petrol: however, now a new study has suggested that bamboo may be the ultimate option.

APTA makes public transport use prediction

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The American Public Transportation Association is predicting that as petrol prices increase, Americans will turn to public transport in record numbers. APTA wants to see long term investment in public transportation as its analysis finds that if regular petrol prices reach $4 a gallon across the nation, an additional 670million passenger trips could be expected. [.].

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Scotland to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2050

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A 82-page roadmap has revealed the Government’s dream of making Scotland’s cities free from the “damaging effects of petrol and diesel fumes” by 2050, with [.].

Ford boosted by award for eco-engine

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Ford ecoboost petrol RACFord’s innovative 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine has attracted yet another accolade, this time claiming the RAC Dewar Trophy for outstanding British technical achievement in the automotive industry.

Fuel price warning: Sharp rise of 5p a litre predicted

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The Petrol Retailers Association has warned that fuel prices across the UK could rise by up to five pence per litre over the coming weeks. Fuel Diesel Petrol