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China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

China's latest effort to promote electric cars focuses on taxis in its capital city of Beijing. The country that is now the world's largest new-car market already offers generous purchase incentives for electric cars bought by individuals. Now the city also plans to replace its entire fleet of... read more

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1991 BMW M5

Overall U.S. vehicle fleet gas mileage rose only slightly over last 25 years

The average fuel economy of the new cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. is appreciably higher than it was 10 years ago. The University of Michigan Transportation Research... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

3 billion cars by 2050 would need biofuels to offset climate impact: projection

Even with aggressive promotion of battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars, hundreds of millions of internal-combustion vehicles will remain on the world's roads for... read more March 2, 2017 by


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Coal industry hopes to don disguise as clean-power player via carbon capture

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump vowed to "bring back coal" as part of a larger program to encourage greater production of fossil fuels. But the coal industry... read more March 1, 2017 by


 
Volvo Concept Truck

Volvo concept truck uses hybrid power to cut fuel use, emissions

Because they cover significantly more mileage than the average passenger car, with much worse fuel economy, large commercial trucks are a major source of emissions. Last... read more February 28, 2017 by


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

Sierra Club to sue EPA over failure to report on ethanol

The confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was expected to rankle environmental groups. Pruitt is a climate-science denier who, in his... read more February 27, 2017 by


 
KLM biofuel-powered airliner (KLM)

Why liquid hydrogen may make sense for airplanes, replacing jet fuel

If you want to find a major source of transportation-related emissions, just look up. Aviation currently accounts for around 2 percent of global carbon emissions, and many... read more February 24, 2017 by


 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

Auto lobby again asks to redo emission rule, to new EPA chief Pruitt this time

Lobbyists for the world's automakers continue to ask the new presidential administration to revisit an EPA decision to finalize emissions standards through 2025. Just days... read more February 23, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production vehicles at Orion Township Assembly Plant, March 2016

Speedy growth of electric cars will challenge automakers

Estimates of electric-car market share over the coming decades vary wildly, but certain trends seem to be working in their favor. Battery prices should continue to fall, and... read more February 23, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California

U.S. household energy costs hit 50-year low

Substantial growth in U.S. renewable-energy capacity will undoubtedly have a positive environmental impact. But the reduction in carbon emissions renewable-energy advocates... read more February 19, 2017 by


 
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Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

Just days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. Shortly after the election, a... read more February 17, 2017 by


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

Diesel sales in Europe will fall close to zero within 10 years: prediction

In the U.S., the Volkswagen diesel scandal was a case of an automaker betraying the trust of more than half a million owners. But in the Europe, the issue of diesel emissions... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

Chevy Cruze Diesel lawsuit to move into discovery phase

Shock waves from Volkswagen's admission that it had installed "defeat device" software on its so-called clean diesels to cheat on emission tests continue to reverberate... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

ACEEE issues latest list of 'Greenest' and 'Meanest" vehicles

Measuring the energy efficiency of a new vehicle is one thing, but ascertaining its overall environmental impact can be more complex. A debate still rages over the overall... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
Gas pump

Carmakers ask Trump to review EPA rules, use discredited job projection

Just days after the presidential election, an automaker lobbying group wrote Donald Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned exhaust-emission... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

'Near-zero' diesel cheaper way to cut NOx than electric cars, says diesel lobbying group

A prominent lobbying group believes environmental remediation funds from Volkswagen diesel settlements should be spent on new "clean" diesel vehicles. The settlement for... read more February 13, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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