Car dealers are woefully unprepared for electric vehicles: study

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Yet another study has revealed that many dealerships across the United States still don't prioritize electric cars and haven't prepared for their growth. The latest report showed dealerships still practice the same unhealthy habits uncovered in earlier studies, including a lack of electric-car inventory, little to no marketing, and an apparent. car buying dealers Study plug-in cars dealerships

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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CU Denver study finds ride-hailing increases vehicle miles traveled

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increase in the miles cars travel for ride-hailing passengers in Denver’s metro area, according to a study published this week in the journal Transportation by researchers at the University of Colorado Denver. For this study, the conservative (lower end) percentage of deadheading miles from ride-hailing is 40.8%. Given the lack of data and existing research, this study represents a nice step forward in helping us better understand how ride-haling impacts the transportation system.

Big Oil will lose grip on global vehicle market in less than 25 years: study

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The latest study on the future of transportation paints an increasingly dim picture for the oil industry, though it suggests that the industry is in no danger of collapse. Diesel Gasoline oil Study peak oilInstead, Big Oil will lose its dominance in the transportation sector over a 25-year period as electric cars and mobility solutions (ride- and car-sharing services) become more.

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Battery-electric cars cheaper, better at cutting emissions than fuel cells: Stanford study

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A new study indicates. emissions hydrogen Study plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cellThere's been considerable debate among advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars over which technology is better for the environment. While neither vehicle type produces any tailpipe emissions, their overall emissions vary depending on the fuels and processes used to generate electricity or produce hydrogen.

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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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UPS/Greenbiz study identifies motivators and barriers to electric fleets

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Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more commercial fleets to electrify, according to a new study by UPS and GreenBiz. Yet the study also found less than half of the companies surveyed are working with governments or utilities to address charging infrastructure.

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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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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-Car Battery Costs Already Cheaper Than 2020 Predictions: Study

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Green Batteries Manufacturing Study battery pack costs lithium-ion plug-in cars solid-state cell It''s widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models. While owners may save money on fuel and maintenance over the long term, a higher initial purchase price remains intimidating, and take time to amortize. And by far the most.

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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.


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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USC study finds particulate matter in air pollution affects thyroid development in fetuses

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In a cohort study of a subset of 2050 newborns from the Children’s Health Study in southern California, researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) found that an increase of 2 standard deviations in prenatal exposure to particulate matter in air pollution was associated with higher newborn total thyroxine (TT4) measures. USC scientists have been studying the health impacts of urban air pollution for a generation under the Children’s Health Study.

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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.

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Gas has to cost $3 a gallon before it affects vehicle choice, study says

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sales Study Fuel EconomyContinuing low gas prices are often blamed for the current popularity of crossover utilities and SUVs, along with any sales struggles green cars may experience. But would a sudden increase in gas prices cause shoppers to flock to more fuel-efficient vehicles? If so, how high would gas prices have to get in order for consumers to start changing.

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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.

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LowCVP LCA study finds matching battery size with vehicle use is crucial for the environment

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The Ricardo study focuses on providing insights into how life cycle CO 2 e emissions vary by vehicle segment and powertrain technology.

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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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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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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.

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Study equates model selection, infrastructure with electric-car sales

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That's a major conclusion of a new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)—the organization that helped uncover Volkswagen's diesel cheating scandal in the United States. The latest ICCT study looked at plug-in A paucity of plug-in car models available across the United States is holding back electric-car adoption.

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Study suggests air pollution may be linked to heightened mouth cancer risk; PM2.5 and ozone

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High levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and to a lesser extent, ozone, may be linked to a heightened risk of developing mouth cancer, suggests a study by a team of Taiwanese researchers. This is an observational study, and as such, can’t establish cause. This study, with a large sample size, is the first to associate oral cancer with PM 2.5

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New study finds gasoline stations vent up to 10x more benzene fumes than previously thought

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A study led by environmental health scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health examined the release of vapors from gasoline station vent pipes, and found benzene emissions were 10 times higher than estimates used in setback regulations that determine how close schools, playgrounds, and parks can be to the facilities.

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Study: PM2.5 pollution reduces global life expectancy by more than one year

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pollution shortens human lives by more than a year, according to a new open-access study from a team of environmental engineers and public health researchers published in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters. This study marks the first time that data on PM 2.5

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Study concludes cycling is the urban transport mode associated with the greatest health benefits

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A new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the la Caixa Banking Foundation, has concluded that cycling is the mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits: better self-perceived general health, better mental health and fewer feelings of loneliness. The transport modes assessed in the study were car, motorbike, public transport, bicycle, electric bicycle and walking.

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Excel PHEV Study

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A new study shows that Plug-ins can both reduce driving expenses and vehicle emissions. The study found that PHEVs may result in a reduction of the overall expense of owning a vehicle and, with the help of smart-grid technologies, eliminate harmful vehicle emissions by up to 50 percent.

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UC Riverside study confirms low NOx emissions performance of Cummins Westport ISX12N natural gas engine

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announced that an independent study on the Cummins Westport ISX12N 400 hp natural gas engine demonstrated that the engine meets and exceeds California Air Resources Board’s (“CARB”) optional Low NO x standard of 0.02 The study also found that other gaseous and particulate matter were below the standards and/or similar to previous levels. These higher emissions should be considered for health and environmental impact studies, the UC Riverside team said. Cummins Westport Inc.

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Study links PM2.5 pollution with millions of preterm births globally

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A new study, led by a team from The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of York, has found that in 2010, about 2.7 The open-access study is published in the journal. The study did not quantify the risk in specific locations, but rather used the average ambient PM 2.5

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Satellite study suggests California clean air regulations working to reduce PM2.5 emissions in state

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The open-access study, which focused on the four major components of PM 2.5 This study is the first attempt to use the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) aerosol sensors aboard NASA’s Terra satellite to predict PM 2.5

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Study finds car dealerships pose significant barrier to EV adoption

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A new study by a team from Aarhus University in Denmark has found that car dealerships pose a significant barrier to electric vehicle adoption at the point of sale due to a perceived lack of business case viability in relation to gasoline and diesel vehicles. Their study is published in the journal Nature. Only three North America-focused studies exist as of 2017. However, these studies feature small sample sizes, lack cross-country comparisons or focus on early EV adopters.

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Study concludes air pollution directly affects cognition

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Although earlier studies showed that both air pollution and impaired lung function can cause cognitive deficits, it was up to now unclear whether air pollution diminishes cognition by reducing breathing ability first or whether air pollution represents an independent risk factor for cognitive deficit. The researchers, who analyzed data from a study of 834 elderly German women, presented their findings at ATS 2015 in Denver.

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Nature study shows it's cheaper to reduce global warming than to adapt to it

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A new study in the journal Nature takes issue with that conclusion. Several studies since 1991 have concluded that it is cheaper to develop new technologies to mitigate climate change than it will be to adapt to it. One of the main objections that critics of global warming mitigation measures often cite is that they cost too much. What those. global warming

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Berkeley Lab nanoscale imaging study yields key insights into photo-electrochemical water splitting

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This study builds on previous research by Toma and others, in which she was able to analyze and predict the mechanism that defines (photo)chemical stability of a photoelectrochemical material.

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Study finds behavior-influencing policies remain critical for mass market success of low-carbon vehicles

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Policies to entice consumers away from fossil-fuel powered vehicles and normalize low carbon, alternative-fuel alternatives, such as electric vehicles, are vital if the world is to significantly reduce transport sector carbon pure-emissions, according to a new study.

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Study finds catalyzed gasoline particulate filters effective at reducing particulate and PAH emissions from GDI engines

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Their study is publishedin the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology. This study aims to better characterize the toxicity of PM from GDI vehicles and the potential for catalyzed GPFs to reduce this toxicity. In the study, the team used two MY 2016 passenger cars.

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Study: countries seeking to cut CO2 emissions must get a handle on city-level emissions

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Countries seeking to meet Paris Agreement targets on CO 2 emissions must get a grip on the amount of pollution produced at city level, according to a new open-access study published in S cience Advances by an international team of researchers from Europe and China.

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UCR study finds Cummins-Westport 11.9L near-zero NOx engine maintains low emissions across all duty cycles

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A new study on ultra-low emission natural gas heavy-duty engines found that the new Cummins-Westport 11.9-liter engine achieved California’s lowest smog-forming emissions standard, and maintained those emissions during all types of driving.

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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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Duke/York study finds long-term exposure to ozone has significant impacts on human health, but lower than prior modeling results

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Long-term ozone (O 3 ) exposure estimates from chemical transport models are frequently paired with exposure-response relationships from epidemiological studies to estimate associated health burdens. Both sets of results are lower (~20%–60%) on a region-by-region basis than analogous prior studies based solely on modeled O 3 , due in large part to the fact that the latter tends to be high biased in estimating exposure.

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Study: California’s cap-and-trade air quality benefits go mostly out of state

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state residents did not see the benefits of improved air quality from presumed reductions in harmful co-pollutants, such as particulate matter— according to a new study led by UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University researchers.

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Study: consumer products overtake transportation as largest source of VOCs air pollution in cities

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Consumer products such as shampoo, cleaning products and paint now contribute as much to emitted volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in cities as tailpipe emissions from vehicles, according to a new study led by NOAA. Total VOC emission factors for end uses of petrochemical sources in the study.

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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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Study suggests lithium and cobalt for batteries may face supply risks by 2050

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—Professor Stefano Passerini, who supervised the study together with Dr. Daniel Buchholz at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm. Lithium and cobalt are fundamental components of present lithium-ion batteries.

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