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

Latest climate study says it's already too late

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With all the dire warnings about climate-change coming from the most recent studies—from the Fourth National Climate Assessment released on Black Friday to an October report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which showed that catastrophic effects could hit by 2040—the latest news. Sit down before you read this.

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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 links air pollution to increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease

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The study is published in the journal Environment International. While most past studies were conducted on a single-city level, this study looked at pollution across five cities: Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and St.

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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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UCSD study: under current policies, home energy storage would often increase carbon emissions

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Under current policies, home energy storage systems would also often increase carbon emissions, according to a study by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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IIHS study finds GM front crash prevention systems cut police-reported crashes

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Forward collision warning without autobrake cut the rates 27% and 20%, respectively, for vehicles in that study. —Jessica Cicchino, IIHS vice president for research and author of both studies.

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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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Study draws link between climate and weather—via jet stream

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Now a new study by a climate scientist at Pennsylvania State University has done just that. By studying the pattern of the jet stream, Professor Michael Mann. For some, the evidence of global warming is hard to accept, especially when it has been difficult to draw the link between individual storms and an increase in atmospheric greenhouse gasses. Weather global warming carbon dioxide

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Study characterizes arc welding fume particles to advance understanding of health impacts

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From previous studies, we know that such nanoparticles are able to translocate even into the central nervous system (CNS). According to the results of this study, arc-welding operations prove once again to be procedures with high levels of hazard for human health.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Swiss study finds that studies on air pollution that ignore impact of noise overestimate effects of pollution on heart attacks

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However, studies on air pollution which do not take into account traffic noise tend to overestimate the long-term effect of air pollution on heart attacks, according to a study conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute. The study looked at the combined effects of air pollution and transportation noise for heart attack mortality, by considering all deaths that occurred in Switzerland between 2000 and 2008.

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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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ORNL study finds connected and automated vehicles can reduce fuel use by more than 40%

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In a study published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles , they reported that an increased number of CAVs communicating and coordinating driving activity stabilize traffic flow and, depending on the traffic volume, can reduce fuel use by more than 40%.

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Study finds US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010

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A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that deaths related to air pollution in the US were nearly halved between 1990 and 2010. The open-access study is published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.

2018 115

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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Murine study suggests preconception exposure to PM2.5 can lead to heart trouble in male offspring

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A new animal study by a team at the Ohio State University suggests that a parent’s exposure to dirty air before conception may result in cardiac dysfunction in adult male offspring. The study used an in vivo mouse model of preconception exposure to PM 2.5 —study lead author Vineeta Tanwar, a research scientist at Ohio State. The study focused only on male offspring because the research team wanted to narrow its focus on this first experiment.

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NZ study shows cycle lanes and walkways cut car use, reduce emissions

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The researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University studied the impact of new cycling and walking paths built in New Plymouth and Hastings in 2011. It is the first study internationally to demonstrate that investing in cycle paths and walkways leads to a reduction in emissions. Researchers in New Zealand have shown that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions.

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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 links carbon fiber microstructure to Li insertion mechanism in structural batteries

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The researchers studied the microstructure of different types of commercially available carbon fibers. Carbon fibers have already beeen demonstrated as high-capacity Li-ion battery anodes, opening the way for their use as structural electrodes—i.e.,

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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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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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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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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ADEME / IFPEN study examines non-geological risks in the security of lithium supplies based on electrification of global car fleet

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ADEME, France’s Environment and Energy Management Agency, carried out a study with IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) on the dynamics of lithium supply and demand, based on different scenarios for the electrification of the global car fleet by 2050.

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Study explores mechanisms of effects of personal ozone exposure on blood pressure and vascular endothelial function

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A research team in China conducted a longitudinal panel study among 43 non-smoking college students in Shanghai to explore the effects of personal ozone exposure on blood pressure (BP), vascular endothelial function, and the potential molecular mechanisms.

2018 89

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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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.

2018 115

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: 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

2018 102

Study infers causal relationship between breast cancer and high exposure to traffic air pollution

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A team at the University of Stirling in the UK has found new evidence of the link between air pollution and cancer as part of a new occupational health study. They pointed to a previous study involving rats that found those exposed to continuous daylight developed tumors 36% faster and had 60% more tumors than those subjected to a normal photoperiod.

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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

2018 112

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 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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