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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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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Study associates ozone exposure at birth to increased risk of developing asthma

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A long-term study of the health of Canadian children has found that exposure to ozone (O 3 ) at birth was associated with an 82% increased risk of developing asthma by age three. The study, which was a 10-year follow-up to the 2006 Toronto Child Health Evaluation Questionnaire (T-CHEQ), was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Diego. For this part of the T-CHEQ study, 1,881 children were followed from birth to 17 years of age, on average.

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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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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 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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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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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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Large-scale study associates even brief exposure to PM2.5 with childhood lung infections

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is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to a new, large-scale study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , an American Thoracic Society journal. The study is the largest to date on this health concern, involving more than 100,000 patients. The exact biological implications of the study’s findings require further investigation.

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Studies highlight effects of different gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions

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The team subsequently followed up this first study with a second, exploring the effects in a PFI (port-fuel-injection) engine. So far, there are few complete comparative studies about the effect of different components of gasoline on fuel economy.

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Steel LCA study: lightweighting with advanced high-strength steel produces lower GHG emissions than with aluminum

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The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, released a peer-reviewed study that examines the overall environmental impact of vehicle lightweighting using advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) compared with aluminum.

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Study suggests more active commute could cut risk of developing and dying from heart disease

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People who are more active when commuting to work by walking or cycling could be cutting their relative risk of developing ischaemic heart disease or stroke by 11% and their relative risk of dying from these diseases by 30%, suggests an open-access study published in the BMJ journal Heart. The researchers used data on 358,799 participants in the UK Biobank, a national population based study designed to measure and track the health of adult residents of primarily urban areas in the UK.

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Electric Car Ignorance Breeds Dislike, Says German Study

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Daimler, the parent of company of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz, recently completed a large-scale study of electric cars and consumer attitudes toward them in its home country of Germany. Germany Daimler Study plug-in carsCalled eMERGE, the program ran from May 2013 to June 2015, using a fleet of 146 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive electric cars. Over that time, the vehicles.

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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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Porsche unveils Mission E Cross Turismo EV study at Geneva show

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At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche presented the Mission E Cross Turismo, a concept study of an electrically-powered “Cross-Utility Vehicle.”

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DESY study finds edges and corners increase efficiency of catalytic converters

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Catalytic converters for cleaning exhaust emissions are more efficient when they use nanoparticles with many edges, according to a study carried out at the the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a research center of the Helmholtz Association, X-ray source PETRA III.

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Car dealers push buyers away from electric cars worldwide, not just U.S., studies find

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In 2014, Consumer Reports did a study that showed 50 out of 85 dealerships visited nationwide either outright discouraged its secret shoppers from buying electric cars or tried to talk them into buying a gas or diesel model instead. Car dealers may be the same all over the world, at least when it comes to electric cars.

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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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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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Ontario taking next steps in testing H2 train technology; feasibility study released; concepts from Siemens, Alstom

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Feasibility study. The objective of the feasibility study was to determine whether it is technologically feasible and economically beneficial to use hydrogen fuel cells as a power source for electrifying the GO rail service.

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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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Study finds carbon capture & storage could be financial opportunity for conventional ethanol plants

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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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Ipsos study finds US among most skeptical of Autonomous Vehicles

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Although there is widespread interest in autonomous vehicles (AVs), the US—one of the largest auto markets in the world—expresses higher levels of resistance than most nations, according to a new study by Ipsos, a leading global market research firm. Nearly one in four Americans “would never use” an autonomous vehicle, according to the study.

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ICCT study finds GHGs from shipping on the rise

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Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from global shipping are on the rise again, according to a new study released by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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DOE releases two Co-Optima studies; high-octane blendstocks, engine efficiency merit function

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released two studies from the Co-Optimization of Engines & Fuels initiative ( Co-Optima ) ( earlier post ). The new report describes the process and interim results of this study.

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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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Study finds significant slowdown in decrease of NOx emissions in US; implications for air quality management

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Similarly, the study showed that carbon monoxide levels have declined much more slowly in recent years.

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Nissan, Frost & Sullivan study finds 37% of Southeast Asian consumers open to buying EV

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Thirty-seven percent of Southeast Asian consumers planning to buy a car are open to purchasing an electric vehicle, according to a Nissan-commissioned study by Frost & Sullivan. However, the study showed that lower costs would prompt more people to consider electric cars.

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PNNL-led international study finds ultrafine aerosols have outsize impact on storm clouds, precipitation

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vehicles) and industrial air pollution—fuel powerful storms and influence weather much more than has been appreciated, according to a study published in the journal Science. Ultrafine aerosols—minute particles from urban (e.g.,

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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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Study finds rising emissions of ozone-depleting CFC-11, banned by Montreal Protocol

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Emissions of one of the chemicals most responsible for the Antarctic ozone hole are on the rise, despite an international treaty that required an end to its production in 2010, a new study by researchers at NOAA and their colleagues shows. The new study, published in Nature , documents an unexpected increase in emissions of this gas, likely from new, unreported production.

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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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Toyota and Panasonic to start feasibility study on forming joint automotive prismatic battery business; studying solid-state batteries also

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Toyota Motor Corporation and Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed to begin studying the feasibility of creating a joint business focused specifically on high-capacity prismatic batteries for automotive applications. Panasonic is notably already a parter with Tesla and its Gigafactory, making cylindrical cells. This agreement is intended to address growing demand and expectations for electrified vehicles.

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Study finds global emissions of ethane and propane underestimated by more than 50%

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Global levels of the hydrocarbons ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50%, according to a new study by a team of scientists from Europe and the US. This new study shows that global fossil fuel emissions of these hydrocarbons have been underestimated and are a factor of 2-3 times higher than previously thought. The study used data collected from 20 observatories world-wide. —Professor Ally Lewis, a co-author of the study.

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New study suggests PM air pollution damages the kidneys

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Studies have shown that air pollution can have negative effects on cardiovascular health and life expectancy. Study co-authors include Benjamin Bowe, MPH, Yan Xie, MPH, Tingting Li, MD, Yan Yan, PhD, and Hong Xian, PhD.

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ICCT study analyzes fuel efficiency of transpacific carriers in 2016; Hainan, ANA most fuel-efficient for different reasons

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A new study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has analyzed the fuel efficiency of 20 airlines operating nonstop flights between the mainland United States and East Asia and Oceania in 2016. —ICCT’s Brandon Graver, lead author of the study.

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