Oil company pays $26 million for half-billion-dollar ethanol plant

Oil company pays $26 million for half-billion-dollar ethanol plant

The failure of cellulosic ethanol may prove beneficial to oil giant Royal Dutch Shell. Cellulosic ethanol was seen as an important component of mass ethanol adoption because it is made from non-edible plants. But despite the hopes of ethanol advocates and policymakers, cellulosic sources never...

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Genovation Extreme Electric (GXE)

Electric Corvette, BMW plug-in hybrid, Subaru prices, flow-cell car driven: Today's Car News

Today, predictions on electric car sales, a new luxury plug-in hybrid sedan, why electric cars exist, and another zero-emission vehicle that would require huge infrastructure... read more October 19, 2016 by

NanoFlowcell Quantino concept

Nano Flowcell liquid-battery car briefly driven by outsider

Nano Flowcell Holdings hasn't been shy about promoting its flow-cell battery technology. It's displayed flashy concept cars at multiple auto shows, offering bold performance... read more October 19, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Leaf

Why do electric cars exist? Buyer demand? Legislation? Or VW?

Owners love them, but modern electric cars have not made a large dent in sales of internal-combustion cars since becoming widely available five years ago. In fact, but for a... read more October 19, 2016 by

2017 BMW 530e iPerformance

BMW 530e next-generation plug-in hybrid sedan: photos, details

The BMW 5-Series has always slotted between the Bavarian maker's high-volume 3-Series and full-size 7-Series in size and price. But while BMW currently offers plug-in hybrid... read more October 19, 2016 by

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Which plug-in electric car will sell best next year? Poll results

Sales of plug-in electric cars were essentially flat in the U.S. last year compared to 2014, and this year isn't necessarily going to be much better. Part of that is due to... read more October 19, 2016 by

Tesla Model 3

New orders for Tesla Model 3 won't be filled until mid-2018

If you haven't placed your order for a Tesla Model 3, the electric car builder now says that your request won't be fulfilled until the middle of 2018. That's at least a few... read more October 18, 2016 by

2017 Toyota Prius

Audi e-tron, Bolt EV nominee, self-driving safety, Prius vs Fit: Today's Car News

Today, a name for a future electric car, an energy debate in a small state, and a possible way to turn greenhouse gases into vehicle fuel. All this and more on Green Car... read more October 18, 2016 by

2011 Buick Regal flex-fuel badge

Fuel from emissions? Catalyst converts carbon dioxide to ethanol

At least in North America, ethanol is a contentious fuel. A decade ago, it was seen as a homegrown and carbon-neutral way to use less gasoline—and federal legislation... read more October 18, 2016 by

wind farm

Smallest state poses big question: natural gas or renewable energy?

The smallest U.S. state now faces a big question on energy policy. Rhode Island is in the midst of deciding whether to continue getting a large portion of energy from fossil... read more October 18, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy nominee: Chevy Bolt EV

The announcement of the Chevrolet Bolt concept car came like a thunderclap at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. After unveiling the 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, General Motors... read more October 18, 2016 by

2016 Nissan Leaf

Carmakers must cut carbon rapidly to evolve, shareholders say

Stricter global emissions standards are putting significant pressure on carmakers to improve fuel efficiency and make greater use of electric powertrains. But that may not be... read more October 18, 2016 by

Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi electric SUV to carry e-tron name (not Q6), a la first quattro

We've known for sometime that Audi will launch an all-electric utility vehicle in 2018, but there has been some confusion about what it will be called. It was widely believed... read more October 18, 2016 by

wind farm

Mini plug-in hybrid, BMW i8 Spyder, Paris climate agreement: Today's Car News

Today, the upcoming Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid gets teased, a convertible BMW i8 Spyder will arrive in 2018, and the Paris climate agreement is set to take effect next... read more October 17, 2016 by

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

Long-delayed BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid due in 2018

A convertible version of the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid coupe was teased as far back as the 2012 New York Auto Show, when the i8 Spyder concept first debuted. But while the i8... read more October 17, 2016 by

Deutsche Post StreetScooter electric van prototype

VW 'annoyed' it won't get order for electric vans it didn't make

Suppose you're one of the world's three largest automakers. You don't offer a type of vehicle that a relatively small but highly visible customer in your home market wants... read more October 17, 2016 by


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