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

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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 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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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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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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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.

2015 64

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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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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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 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.

2018 81

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

2018 81

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.

2015 64

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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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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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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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: 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: 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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Study: Jump in electric vehicles may not stress California's power grid

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Now, a study released this week by a California nonprofit suggests that may not be true. Electric-car critics have said that more EVs on the road could stress already overburdened electric power grids past the breaking point. San Francisco-based think tank Next 10 published reports this week that said Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to increase. California Home charging

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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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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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Mayor of London launches international study on effect of air pollution on children’s health: CHILL

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More 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) will test whether policies to improve air quality, such as London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), are associated with improved growth of children’s lungs and reduced chest symptoms.

2018 91

Study associates in-utero exposure to PM2.5 pollution with higher blood pressure in childhood

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Previous studies found that direct exposure to fine air pollution was associated with high blood pressure in both children and adults and is a major contributor to illness and premature death worldwide. Ours is one of the first studies to show breathing polluted air during pregnancy may have a direct negative influence on the cardiovascular health of the offspring during childhood. in the highest category in this study (11.8 Children who were exposed to higher levels of PM 2.5

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Study links PM2.5 pollution to increased risk of diabetes; even low levels pose risk

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A study by a team from Washington University School of Medicine in St. —Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, the study’s senior author and an assistant professor of medicine at Washington University. Previous studies have found that PM 2.5 In the United States, the study attributed 150,000 new cases of diabetes per year to air pollution and 350,000 years of healthy life lost annually. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System links PM 2.5

2018 85

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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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.

2018 117

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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INL study suggests fast charging can take longer in cold temperatures

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The study, published in the journal Energy Policy , presents an empirical analysis of the effects of temperature on Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) charging rate and discusses the impact of such effects on wider adoptions of electric vehicles (EVs). New research from Idaho National Laboratory suggests that electric vehicle drivers could face longer fast charging times when temperatures drop.

2018 76

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.

2018 97

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

2017 69

Rice, Penn State study shows machine learning can improve catalyst design

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Their study is published in the journal Nature Catalysis. Machine learning also can identify interesting effects that are worthy of additional study.

2018 85

Study concludes environmental regulations drove steep declines in US factory pollution even with increased production

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The federal Clean Air Act and associated environmental regulations have driven steep declines in air pollution emissions over the past several decades, even as US manufacturers increased production, according to a study by two University of California, Berkeley, economists. The study was funded in part by grants from the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy.

2018 60

NREL study focuses on growing use and impacts of ride-hailing services at airports

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In a new study, NREL researchers focused on the key observability aspects of new modes and the rate of shifts in mobility patterns across airports in the regions of San Francisco, Portland, Denver, and Kansas City—all US DOT Smart City Challenge finalists.

2018 85

IIHS HLDI study finds Subaru crash avoidance system cuts pedestrian crashes

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To study the system’s effect on pedestrian crashes, analysts looked at bodily injury liability claims that lacked an associated claim for vehicle damage.

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