Great Britain and the United States show the same pattern of recent changes in vehicle distance traveled

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Vehicle distance traveled per person in Great Britain is currently about one-half of the distance in the United States. I documented recent changes in distance traveled per person for cars and light trucks in the United States in a study published last month.).

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Distance driven in the United States: Did we reach the peak in 2004?

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This article is the latest publication in a series examining recent changes in various aspects of motorization in the United States. by Michael Sivak. The focus here is on distance driven per person and per household, as opposed to the absolute distance driven (which depends, in part, on the continuously increasing size of the U.S. population). The period covered is 1984 through 2017.

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Number of vehicles in the United States: Did we reach the peak in 2006?

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In a recent article , I examined changes in distance driven in the United States during the period from 1984 through 2017. by Michael Sivak. Distance driven per person reached a maximum in 2004. While this rate has been on a rebound since 2013, the 2017 rate is still down from 2004 by 5.2%. The present study analyzes corresponding changes in the number of vehicles during the same period.

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Does e-commerce affect the amount of travel in the United States?

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Recently, the amount of retail e-commerce in the United States increased rapidly in terms of both the absolute volume and the percentage of all sales. by Michael Sivak. For example, retail e-commerce sales during the fourth quarter of 2007 totaled $36.2 billion (in current dollars), or 3.5% of all retail sales. During the fourth quarter of 2017 retail e-commerce sales totaled $119.0 billion, or 9.1% of all retail sales.

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Traffic volume on rural and urban roads in the United States: 1991-2016

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This analysis was conducted to examine changes in traffic volume on rural and urban roads in the United States from 1991 through 2016. This decline is due primarily to the ongoing urbanization of the United States. by Michael Sivak. The raw data for the analysis were lane length (which takes into account all roadway lanes of travel) and distance traveled, both from the Department of Transportation.

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United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area now effective

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The United States Caribbean Sea Emission Control Area (ECA) (SO x came into effect , under MARPOL Annex VI, on 1 January 2014, bringing in stricter controls on emissions of sulfur oxide (SO x ), nitrogen oxide (NO x ) and particulate matter (PM) for ships trading in certain waters adjacent to the coasts of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.

Female drivers in the United States: From a minority to a majority?

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by Michael Sivak. When it comes to the types of vehicles on the road, energy consumption, and road safety, we might be better off with more women drivers than men. This is the case because women are more likely to purchase smaller, safer, and more-fuel efficient vehicles; women drive less; and women tend to have a lower fatality rate per distance driven.

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United States and China agree to work together on phasing down HFCs

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The United States and China will work together and with other countries to use the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), among other forms of multilateral cooperation. For the past four years, the United States, Canada, and Mexico have proposed an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs.

These 12 cities will buy only electric buses from 2025 on; more expected to join

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Europe zero emissions United States mass transit Buses Public transportThe mayors of 12 major cities from around the world have taken a landmark step to increase the use of zero-emission public transportation late last month. Mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland, and Cape Town all signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration, which.

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NREL updates Survey of Advanced Biofuel Producers in the United States

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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) updated its annual survey of US non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels producers. The 2015 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers provides an inventory of the domestic advanced biofuels production industry as of the end of calendar year 2015, documenting important changes (e.g.,

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EPA to study cutting amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline

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Most fuel stations across the United States no longer offer pure gasoline, with E10—a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline—prevailing. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 United States E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15Since 2007, the Renewable Fuel Standard has required increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline blends sold in the U.S.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rules state's electric-car tax unconstitutional

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In a 6-3 decision, the state's highest court struck down the bill as an unconstitutional tax. tax lawsuit United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV When the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that imposed new fees on owners of hybrid and electric cars only, it was swiftly sued by the Sierra Club. Now the Oklahoma Supreme Court has rendered its verdict in that suit, filed in August.

Energy Dept to award $15 million for very fast electric-car charging

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The United States Department of Energy has announced a new funding initiative to accelerate the development of what it calls "Extreme Fast Charging" (XFC) systems. Department of Energy United States Charging station charging infrastructure Fast ChargingIn total, the DoE will award $15 million for the development of electric-car charging systems as well as batteries capable of very fast charging. Each area of interest has specific.

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UAW wakes up to job threat posed by electric cars, as German unions have already

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UAW unions Production United States Economy plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV With an evolving shift to electrified and plug-in electric cars, the changes that will bring to the auto industry are far from limited to the powertrains. The entire mass-production and vehicle assembly process the industry pioneered a century ago will require major restructuring, it appears. Electric cars require significantly fewer parts and.

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Which country or region will make the most electric cars in 2025? Poll results

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Europe North America Manufacturing China Production United States plug-in cars PollsPlug-in electric cars are going to be a bigger part of the vehicle mix in future than they have been to date. That much is abundantly clear. Electric cars are one of four significant forces that will likely change what we think of as an "automobile" forever, the others being autonomy, connectivity, and sharing. DON'T MISS: Tesla and China: why an.

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How Teslas charge in US and UK.: similarities and differences

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It's well-known that electrical outlets in the United States and elsewhere vary, but it also makes for somewhat different charging experiences with the Tesla Model S. In Europe, the standard voltage is higher than the United States, which means more power can be drawn from a standard wall outlet. Europe United States Tesla Motors plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Range Rover plug-in hybrids on sale in U.S. in March 2018

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Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid models will both go on sale in the United States in March of 2018. Plug-In Hybrids United States plug-in carsSix years after Land Rover confirmed it would introduce a Range Rover plug-in hybrid, the luxury-SUV brand has now provided an official on-sale date. However, the two plug-in SUVs will be global vehicles and differ from.

Shell and Kinder Morgan plan to export LNG from the United States

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Shell US Gas & Power LLC (Shell), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and Southern Liquefaction Company, LLC, a Kinder Morgan company and unit of El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. The project will use Shell’s innovative small-scale liquefaction unit, which will be integrated with the existing Elba Island facility and enable rapid construction compared to traditional large-scale plants.

Want to buy a used, updated Volkswagen TDI diesel car? Your VW dealer will get first dibs

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Diesels emissions TDI Used Cars United States VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalUpdated Volkswagen diesel vehicles with new engine software will soon be back on the market, but those looking to buy one will have to wait for their local dealership. Volkswagen will offer the hundreds of thousands of modified diesel vehicles to its franchised dealers first, offering them a "right of first refusal" on the cars. The software.

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Electric trucks to grow fast from now through 2030: report

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Europe China United States plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Commercial vehicleIn the coming years, the world's auto industry will continue to shift its product mix to electric and electrified vehicles to meet growing concerns over carbon emissions and stringent fuel-economy regulations across the globe. However, the passenger-car segment isn't the only area that will see electric powertrains implemented. A new study.

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NASA looking at geothermal energy from Yellowstone supervolcano

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United States clean energy energy Natural DisastersAlthough claims of imminent volcanic eruption are likely exaggerated, any eruption of what's known as the Yellowstone Supervolcano would cause global chaos. Through intense monitoring programs, scientists have a clear idea of the Yellowstone volcano's behavior. Now NASA scientists are exploring a radical idea that could one day neutralize the.

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US NOx Cap and Trade Program Lowers Smog Levels in Eastern United States

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State level ozone emissions in the NBP, from 1990 to 2010 (projected). The NO x Budget Trading Program is a partnership between federal and state governments to reduce the regional transport of NO x from power plants and industry in the eastern US.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid revealed, on sale in US next year

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Plug-In Hybrids United States plug-in cars Jaguar Land RoverFollowing the debut of the smaller Land Rover Range Rover Sport P400e plug-in hybrid, the luxury SUV maker revealed its larger sibling: the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e. The Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid is the larger of the two, but the SUV boasts an identical electrified powertrain to the Range Rover Sport P400e. Both plug-in.

Visteon Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization in United States

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Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation and certain of its US subsidiaries voluntarily filed petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. The petitions were filed in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. No Visteon subsidiaries or joint ventures outside the US are part of the filing. Visteon is taking this step to maximize the long-term value of the company.

Where will we see the most electric-car innovation? Twitter poll results

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Europe China United States plug-in cars innovation PollsInnovation can be a hard concept to define as it relates to electric cars. Sure, there are the powertrains and structural designs of the vehicles themselves—including new proportions for the cabin enabled by the compact running gear and battery packs under the floor. But there are also many factors outside the car itself: education and.

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After 11 Years, Two-Millionth Hybrid Car Sold In United States

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Sometime early last week, someone somewhere in the U.S. bought a hybrid car. And while we may never know exactly who that person was, the car was the 2-millionth hybrid-electric vehicle sold here since the very first Honda Insight went on sale in late 1999. Industry trade journal Ward's Auto calculated from its sales data that the milestone was

BREAKING NEWS: US Science Report Proves All Out Effort To Fight Climate Change Needed Right Now Or Everyone Is Screwed. Get It?

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Neither did ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNBC, MSNBC, CNN, HNN or any other major, mainstream outlet in the United States. This is the cover of the report that was released by the The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) on Tuesday. If you click on the cover you can get the report.

United States and Italy Sign Agreements to Advance Developments in Nuclear Energy

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The US-Italy Joint Declaration Concerning Industrial and Commercial Cooperation in the Nuclear Energy Sector affirms the strong interest of the United States and Italy to encourage their respective nuclear industries to seek opportunities for the construction of new nuclear power plants.

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Norway is falling in love with electric car

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Electric cars electric car Nissan LEAF Norway Tesla Model S United StatesNorway continues to lead the way as the most ‘electrified’ nation in Europe. Despite having a tiny population under 5 million, the Scandinavian country bought more electric cars in 2012 than any other country in Europe and per capita, leads the world in the adoption of electric cars. According to Treehugger.com, the reason Norwegians are [.].

Technology Review: First Plug-in Hybrid to Be Sold in the United States

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Videos Blogs Community Magazine MIT News Newsletters Events Resources International English Spanish Chinese Italian German Home Computing Web Communications Energy Materials Biomedicine Business [1] 2 Next » Thursday, April 16, 2009 First Plug-in Hybrid to Be Sold in the United States In November, Fisker Automotive will begin sales of a car with 50 miles of battery-powered range.

Head of EPA ignores environmental groups, meets only with corporations

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Politics EPA United States climate change regulation Donald TrumpScott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has had a very busy schedule since being confirmed to lead the agency set up to protect America's air, water, and land from pollution. Unlike his predecessors, Pruitt—a climate-science denier and aggressive advocate of fossil fuels—has largely ignored environmental groups and.

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How to Stay Optimistic During Your Job Search

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1 cause of death in the United States according to the American Heart Association. United StatesIt’s easy to be discouraged when searching for a new job. Job searches can be taxing physically and emotionally whether you’re looking to stay in your career field or want to switch things up a bit. As you may know by now, job searches can takes weeks, months and may take even more than year depending on different factors.

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New international agreement boost for EV harmonisation

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A new international agreement supported by the European Union, the United States and Japan could help pave the way for the widespread uptake of electric cars. Electric cars electric electric car European Union geneva japan United States vehicleUnder the new proposed co-operating agreement two working groups will work on addressing two key areas of concern for helping accelerate the worldwide acceptance of electric cars; safety and [.].

EPA chief Scott Pruitt: 'environmentalism' is use rather than preservation

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Environmental emissions EPA United States regulation natural resources Donald TrumpEPA head Scott Pruitt will likely go down as one of the most controversial agency chiefs in that agency's history of almost 50 years. The former Oklahoma attorney general, who sued the EPA 14 times on behalf of fossil-fuel interests during the Obama administration, has a radically different view of how the agency should operate compared to most of.

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Consortium awards battery development project

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A123Systems has been awarded an $8million advanced battery development project from the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC). Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries A123Systems Chrysler Ford general motors nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries United States Advanced Battery Consortium USABC

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75% of plug-in vehicles sold in the US in 2018 were made in the US

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For every year except 2011, the United States has produced the majority of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) sold in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). In 2018, the United States produced 75%, Japan 9%, and Germany 5%, while the remaining eight countries listed produced a combined 11%. In 2011, 55% of the PEVs sold in the United States were produced in Japan, 43% in the United States, and 2% in France.

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Kenworth electric trucks go on sale, with range up to 200 miles

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Two variants—the K270E (Class 6) and K370E (Class 7)—are currently available to order in the United States and Canada. Kenworth announced Friday that it is launching medium-duty electric delivery trucks.

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2021 VW ID.4 will include 3 years of unlimited Electrify America fast charging

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is the first of the mass-market EVs based on VW's modular MEB platform to be sold in the United States. Electrify America announced Monday that owners of the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 electric car will get three years of unlimited DC fast charging on its network.

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US governors release own plans to cut carbon at climate-change summit

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will pull out of the Paris Climate Accord, the United States cannot formally exit the agreement until November 5, 2020. Politics global warming United States climate change scienceWhile President Trump has announced the U.S. Despite the administration's stance and its many efforts to end U.S. action to reduce carbon emissions, numerous U.S. governors arrived at the Global Climate Change Summit in Bonn.

Study: US could save up to $70 billion annually if EVs were widespread

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The United States could save up to $70 billion annually if electric cars replaced 75% of current internal-combustion cars, and were paired with increased renewable-energy electricity generation, the study found.

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Syria to sign Paris Climate pact, leaving US alone; Trump disinvited from climate summit

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Following President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Accord—a global pact to reduce carbon output and curb climate change—only two other nations had not signed the treaty. global warming United States climate change Donald Trump

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Study: Without smart charging and upgrades, some US cities might feel the squeeze from EVs

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Electricity grids in some United States cities may require upgrades to handle increasing numbers of electric cars, according to a new study from the United States Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). While we don't know exactly when the tipping point will happen, fleets of fast-charging vehicles are going to change. youtube

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USCAR: Hydrogen research is important

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The debate as to whether money should be invested into hydrogen fuel cell technology continues to rage across the Atlantic, where the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) published a whitepaper on the importance of continued research into hydrogen as a low-carbon transportation solution.

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