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

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Study of 7 years of production data supports billion-ton biofuels feedstock estimate

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That report, the 2016 Billion-Ton Report , volume 1, updated and expanded upon analysis in the 2011 US Billion-Ton Update ( earlier post ), which was preceded by the 2005 US Billion Ton Study ( earlier post ). The duration of this study is unique, Owens pointed out.

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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.

Gov’t, industry, national labs collaborate on comprehensive cradle-to-grave LCA study and economic assessment of LDV GHG reductions

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None of the aforementioned studies conducted a comprehensive cradle-to-grave LCA (including both fuel cycle and vehicle cycle) of the U.S. Fuels or energy carriers in the study included gasoline, ethanol, diesel, CNG, LPG, hydrogen, and electricity.

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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.

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.

Argonne and NGO Energy Vision case studies demonstrate success of renewable natural gas as transport fuel

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Energy Vision and Argonne produced the studies jointly. One study looks at Fair Oaks Farms, a large dairy cooperative in Indiana with roughly 36,000 cows. Source: “Cow Power” case 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.

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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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.

Fraunhofer, KIT study finds CO2 mitigation potential of higher-range PHEVs greater than expected

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For the study, the team compared the performance of 49,000 BEVs and 73,000 PHEVs in Germany and the US. Patrick Plötz, who leads the study at Fraunhofer ISI.

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Ipsos RDA study finds traditional US dealerships often not prepared for EVs

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A new study by market research company Ipsos RDA has found that the EV sales process at traditional brand dealers who sell EVs alongside other vehicles, has, in many instances, has not been differentiated from the traditional process and is, in effect, passive. The inaugural Ipsos RDA Electric Vehicle (EV) Sales Experience and Best Practice Study examined the sales process across automotive brands currently offering battery electric vehicles.

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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.

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

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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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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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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Study shows renewable diesel from crude tall oil is a high quality drop-in fuel for off-road engines

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The study, published in the journal Fuel , used four different fuel blends of low-sulfur fossil diesel fuel oil and CTO renewable fuel, UPM BioVerno (HB): HB10, HB20, HB50, and HB100. The suitability of this Finnish CTO renewable fuel has earlier been studied particularly in light-duty and passenger car vehicles. In the present study, CTO renewable diesel was investigated in a turbo-charged, intercooled common-rail non-road diesel engine. Neat HB was also studied.

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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.

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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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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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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Argonne LCA study finds many alternative fuels consume more water than petroleum and natural gas fuels

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The goals of this study were to develop a comprehensive baseline LCA of water resource consumption associated with transportation fuel production, highlight the uncertainties and implications in the results, and identify important outstanding gaps in the data.

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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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Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles

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Therefore, detailed studies on the genotoxic potential of GDI vehicle exhausts are urgently needed to assess these new risks.

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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.