Bizarre Swedish study claims electric cars are worse for the environment

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The benefits of electric vehicles over those with internal-combustion engines are vast, but a strange new study is making rounds that claims electric cars are worse for climate-change emissions. The study. Carbon Footprint Study plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Electric vehicles shouldn't be considered all-out carbon footprint saviors, but they can legitimately be viewed as the great minimizers.

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World to have 5,000 hydrogen fueling stations by 2032: study

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Infrastructure hydrogen energy infrastructure Study hydrogen fuel cellTo achieve mass adoption, fueling infrastructure for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will have to be hugely expanded. It's a problem similar to that faced by battery-electric cars, but charging stations are far cheaper and easier to install—and can rely on existing grid infrastructure for their supply of electricity. Hydrogen fueling stations.

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Electric cars could save $13 billion in health costs by 2030 in 10 states: study

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Now a new study from the American Lung Association in California aims to quantify the health. emissions health Study plug-in cars air pollutionIt's entirely obvious that internal-combustion cars pose a threat not only to the environment, but also to human health. Exhaust from gasoline and diesel cars contributes to air pollution that can lead to deleterious health effects after long exposure.

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1 in 6 cars sold in 2020 must be electric to meet fuel-economy rules: study

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emissions Study plug-in cars transportation policySeveral nations have enacted strict fuel economy standards but, for the most part, they have not required automakers to sell electric cars. In the U.S., only the state of California has a zero-emission vehicle mandate that puts such a requirement on carmakers. Yet even without mandates, automakers may soon be forced to sell large numbers of.

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Carbon emissions from making electricity could vanish by 2060: study

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emissions Carbon climate change Study electric utilities renewable energy energyOne of the major sources of carbon emissions is electricity generation. It's an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the automotive sphere, due to the slow rise of plug-in electric cars. So what would it take to eliminate carbon emissions entirely from making electricity? DON'T MISS: Bipartisan governors' group urges Trump to back.

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Electric Cars Could Slash UK Oil Imports 40 Percent In 15 Years: Study

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Green Europe Study UK energy policy oil plug-in cars With high fuel prices and island locations on the same warming planet as every other sovereign state, the United Kingdom could benefit enormously from electric cars. Plug-in vehicles could not not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions and consumer "fuel" costs, but also moderate the health effects of air pollution created by a passenger fleet.

Electric-car range anxiety exists, but it's overblown, says MIT study

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Study MIT plug-in cars range anxietyRange anxiety, the persistent worry about not having enough battery range to finish a journey, remains one of the major obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. Many electric cars still have shorter ranges than comparable internal-combustion models, and that continues to spook some consumers. But could those concerns be overblown? DON'T.

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Electric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases, Energy Use: New EPRI-NRDC Study

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That's the conclusion of a new study on the environmental effects of future transportation electrification, jointly conducted by the Electric. Environmental emissions research Study plug-in cars natural resourcesElectric cars charged on the grid generally have a lower carbon footprint than internal-combustion vehicles--and their wells-to-wheels carbon emissions only shrink as more renewable energy comes online.

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Adding Ethanol To Gasoline May Boost Global Oil Use: Study

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ethanol Study Fuel EconomyIt's hard to imagine any reality in which the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) benefits from measures meant to decrease gasoline consumption. But that's apparently the case--in a sense--when it comes to U.S. efforts to add ethanol to gasoline supplies. Gasoline consumption is on the rise, and that could in turn increase demand.

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Diesel Vehicles Pay Back In 3-5 Years, Study Finds, Due To Lower Depreciation

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That's the conclusion of a new University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study, which should put an extra spring in the step of diesel owners. Study ownership costs depreciation Break-even costsDiesel cars and trucks may be more expensive to buy, and they have generally higher fuel costs, but owners may still be able to amortize that cost over a fairly short period.

How much have electric-car battery costs fallen? This much!

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But electric-car battery prices are falling fast, according to one recent study. Manufacturing Batteries Study plug-in carsHigh costs of lithium-ion battery cells have been one of the main hindrances to large-scale electric-car adoption, as they typically lead to higher purchase prices for electric cars than comparable internal-combustion models. Global Trends in Renewable Energy, calls.

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We're there! Renewables now cheapest unsubsidized electricity in U.S.

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So much so, that renewable energy may have just hit an important milestone, according to one study. emissions climate change Study renewable energy solar wind energyOver the past few years, the cost of electricity generation from renewable-energy sources has decreased dramatically. In the U.S., wind and solar power are now cheaper sources of electricity than natural gas—even without subsidies. DON'T MISS.

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Electric cars will cost less to buy than regular cars by 2025: analysis

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Studies have shown that electric vehicles have a number of strikes against them in the minds on consumers who don't know much about them. Batteries sales Study New car sales plug-in carsRange anxiety, the lack of electric vehicle charging infrastructure—or even awareness that it exists—and high purchase prices all play a part in the challenges faced by electric cars. However, a new.

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Biofuels: Don't Assume They're All Carbon-Neutral, New Study Warns

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Biofuels Carbon Footprint emissions ethanol research Study alternative fuel vehiclesTo many, biofuels seem like the ultimate compromise between lower carbon emissions and practicality. It's easy to see the appeal of fuels billed as cleaner replacements for gasoline that also require few changes to established consumer routines. And, advocates say, biofuels are carbon-neutral, because any emissions related to burning them are.

Study links PM2.5 pollution to heart damage

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The current study examined whether PM 2.5 The study included 4,255 participants from the UK Biobank, a large community-based cohort study. in the UK is about 10 μg/m3 in our study. Research presented at the annual CMR (cardiovascular magnetic resonance) imaging conference of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) links PM 2.5 pollution to heart damage. Among the sources of urban PM 2.5

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Electric cars can be 'contagious,' DoE says (solar panels too), but why?

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Studies have found that solar panels can be "contagious," for example. Department of Energy Study plug-in cars solarThe word "contagious" is often used to describe diseases, but not all contagions are necessarily bad. In other words, a homeowner is more likely to install solar panels on their house if their neighbor has done so. CHECK OUT: Electric Cars Vs. Solar Panels: Which One's The.

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Electric Cars Can Stabilize Utility Grid Via V2G, Study Shows

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Using plug-in electric cars as temporary energy storage and supply sources can stabilize the grid, a new study has found. A fleet of electric vehicles represents a large distributed array of storage batteries to an electric utility, potentially attractive for smoothing grid variations. Those cars, however, must be fitted with vehicle-to-grid (V2G

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Study suggests every European diesel maker cheated on EU tests

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The Volkswagen diesel scandal has thrown a bright spotlight on the way new cars and trucks are tested for compliance with emissions standards. The German carmaker's use of illegal "defeat device" software showed the limitations of laboratory emissions tests in dramatic fashion. Since news of the scandal broke almost a year ago, other discrepancies. Europe emissions Fuel Economy Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

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The lifetime carbon emissions of electric cars seem to be the question that launches a thousand studies. Green Carbon Footprint Manufacturing Plug-In Hybrids Study UCS emissions plug-in carsBattery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. Critics of electric cars have suggested that emissions related to their construction are.

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New Study Doesn't Say 'Electric Cars Aren't Green' (Headlines To The Contrary)

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Yesterday afternoon, the Associated Press covered a new study put out by the University of Minnesota that calculates the environmental impact of manufacturing and refueling vehicles with various powerplants. Brace yourself, electric-car fans and advocates.

Toyota Prius Owners Keep Cars Longer Than Any Other Model But One

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That's according to a recent study that tracked the percentage of original owners who kept their new-vehicle purchases at least 10 years. Study Brand loyaltyToyota Prius hybrid owners keep their cars longer than almost any other model. The bestselling hybrid was also the only one near the top of the list, although certainly not the only Toyota model. DON'T MISS.

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WVU study fully characterizes pump-to-wheels methane emissions from HD natural gas vehicles and fueling stations

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The study, published as an open-access paper in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , greatly expands on very limited data on methane emissions from natural gas-fueled vehicles.

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Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

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Hydrogen fuel-cell cars face an uphill battle toward mass adoption. Both cars and fueling infrastructure need to be made widely available before large numbers of consumers can seriously consider switching from gasoline to hydrogen. But under certain circumstances, hydrogen could prove very attractive to consumers for one simple reason. DON'T MISS. hydrogen energy infrastructure hydrogen fuel cell renewable energy

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Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report

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Europe emissions EU Study Volkswagen diesel scandalIt's been a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software that allowed its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests. The VW diesel scandal may be just the beginning, though. Because while Volkswagen continues to negotiate with regulators and customers in the U.S., it seems that.

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ICCT/TNO study: Real-world vehicle fuel consumption discrepancy widens to 42% in Europe

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The new study, jointly prepared by the ICCT and the Netherlands’ Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), describes the increasing real-world efficiency gap using systematic statistical analysis. —Uwe Tietge, a researcher at ICCT Europe and lead author of the study.

2016 45

What can we learn from electric-car owners in Norway (more than 100K of them)?

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Europe Norway Study plug-in carsThanks to a combination of government incentives and public enthusiasm, electric cars make up a higher portion of new-car sales in Norway than in any other country. As of May, there were more than 105,000 plug-in electric cars registered in the Scandinavian country of 5 million people. That makes Norway possibly the best place in the world to.

EU fuel-economy ratings move further from reality; Mercedes tops offender list

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Europe emissions Mercedes-Benz EU Study Fuel EconomyIt's well known by now that the European Union testing protocol for fuel economy is much less rigorous than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Both protocols are based around laboratory testing rather than real-world evaluation, but EU figures have gained a reputation for being much more optimistic than what drivers can.

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When Electric-Car Incentives Return: British Columbia Case Study

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Christmas came in April last year for plug-in electric vehicle proponents in British Columbia, Canada, when the provincial government reinstated its Clean Energy Vehicle purchase-incentive program. Purchase rebates for B.C. buyers of plug-in electric vehicles had ended in February 2014, when the program's funding allocated was depleted. It wasn't. government rebates Canada incentives plug-in cars Ontario British Columbia Quebec

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Half of car buyers say electric car must have 300 miles of range

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But according to one new study, that may not be enough. Study plug-in cars range anxietyThe Tesla Model 3 and 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars are set to make 200-mile ranges attainable for a much larger number of buyers than today's $72,000-plus Tesla Model S. A survey by a U.S. national lab showed that many consumers won't consider an electric car unless it has even.

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Home energy storage batteries lose to grid-connected solar on environmental impact

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Study electric utilities renewable energy energy energy storageAt first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It's a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some.

CMU study suggests difficulties in reaching targeted low price points for Li-ion batteries

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However, none of these changes are sufficient to reach the DOE energy storage target of $125 kWh by 2020 , the study found. The study found that LMO prismatic cells can be manufactured for less than half the cost of cylindrical LMO cells.

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Sweden launches $3.1M study on electric road systems

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Electric Road Systems (ERS) are already being demonstrated on public roads in Sweden. Earlier post.) Now, a new project in Sweden, “ Research and Innovation Platform for Electric Roads ”, will explore how to make the step to large-scale operation along with the supporting business ecosystem as well as technical issues such as the standardization of interfaces.

Challenging Arthur Little study on electric-car emissions: questionable assumptions

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Transitions into new technologies always generate confusion and misinformation, and certainly that has been the case with modern electric cars. Buyers, automakers, and analysts debate their cost, suitability, real-world range, wells-to-wheels carbon footprint, and recyclability, among other issues. Six years after the first modern electric cars. Carbon Footprint emissions plug-in cars wells to wheels Union of Concerned Scientists

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Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales By 2040: Energy Analyst

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Green Study future plug-in cars salesDespite steady progress over the past few years, electric cars still make up only a very small percentage of the tens of millions of new cars sold globally every year. And while that won't change immediately, energy-industry analysts believe a surge in electric-car sales could be just around the corner. Electric cars and plug-in hybrids could come.

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DOE Study: Focus Charging Around Homes, Workplaces, ‘Hot Spots’

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Public charging infrastructure isn’t actually needed everywhere to accomplish wider electric-vehicle adoption. That’s one potentially surprising conclusion resulting from a new analysis of charging habits, released by the Idaho National Laboratory this week. The results from the U.S. Department of Energy lab are based around the. Charger charging Fast Charging

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European Millennials will flock to electric cars (if survey results hold true)

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Europe surveys Study plug-in cars MillennialsPerhaps an even greater challenge than getting today's car buyers to switch to electric cars is predicting the rates of adoption among those who have yet to buy their first car. But attracting younger buyers will be crucial for the mass adoption of electric cars in future years. A new survey offers some encouraging results, at least for automakers.

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What Cities Have Most Electric Cars In The U.S.?

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California Study san francisco plug-in carsIn the U.S., government entities on the Federal, state, and local levels are pushing for greater electric-car adoption in different ways. While different regions in the country are working towards the same goal, the policies enacted to reach it--and the degree to which they're implemented--can vary significantly. Consequently, the distribution of.

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Electric Car Drivers Tell Ford: We'll Never Go Back To Gasoline

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Plug-In Hybrids surveys Study Apps plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) solarFully nine out of 10 electric-car drivers say they won't go back to cars with internal-combustion engines, according to a new Ford survey. The results included responses from 10,000 drivers of both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. It found that 92 percent of battery-electric drivers, and 94 percent of plug-in hybrid drivers, plan to.

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Study finds total PM10 emissions from EVs equal to those of modern ICEVs; role of weight and non-exhaust PM

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There are several toxicological studies that have found links between non-exhaust emissions and adverse health effects, such as lung-inflammation and DNA damage, and a review of epidemiological studies concluded that PM 10 indeed has an effect on mortality. …

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Electric Cars Aren't Selling Because Makers Can't, Don't Market Them: Report

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Advertising Marketing Japan sales Germany Study plug-in carsElectric-car sales have grown more or less steadily over the past years, but the segment still represents a tiny fraction of total new-car sales. Factors like range, charging infrastructure, and low production volumes all contribute to caution on the part of the car-buying public. But could it also be that automakers just aren't very enthusiastic.

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