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Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

Among the drawbacks of cars that run on battery power is the energy required to heat their cabins. As electric-car drivers in less temperate climes know, heating the cabin to room temperature has an enormous impact on battery range--conceivably as high as 40 percent. A similar impact is seen from... read more

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2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

CA Fuel-Cell Car Drivers Say Hydrogen Fuel Unavailable, Stations Don't Work (UPDATED)

While they enjoy driving their cars, early lessees of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in Southern California are complaining that they can't reliably fuel them at the handful of... read more July 25, 2015 by


 
ArcelorMittal electric arc furnace

Belgian Steel Plant: We'll Make 50,000 Tons Of Ethanol From Byproduct

Even as world governments continue to encourage the production of biofuels, ethanol remains subject to particular criticism. The highest-volume feedstocks for ethanol are... read more July 13, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Agriculture Department To Spend $100 Million For E15 Ethanol 'Blender Pumps'

Ethanol has had something of a fall from grace over the last decade. Increasing amounts of ethanol must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply to comply with the Renewable... read more June 12, 2015 by


 
Non-ethanol gasoline pump

Bills To Kill Renewable Fuel Law, Ban E15 Ethanol Fuel Likely Doomed

The addition of ethanol to gasoline has now been a political hot potato in the U.S. for more than a decade. Joined by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle, U.S... read more June 9, 2015 by


 
Gas pump

Artificial Photosynthesis Might Make Fuel From CO2 & Sunlight, One Day

Electric cars may have made great strides recently, but thousands of researchers are still searching for a sustainable liquid fuel. Such a fuel wouldn't require drivers who... read more June 2, 2015 by


 
Slide from 'The Future of Transport: Challenging Perceptions,' Shell Oil presentations, Apr 2015

How Shell Oil Sees The Future Of Energy And Vehicle Fuels In 2050

It's always good to understand how the huge global energy industry views the worlds of today and tomorrow. At last month's Shell Eco-Marathon fuel-efficiency competition... read more May 6, 2015 by


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Less Power On Regular Gas

Many carmakers are using smaller engines with turbochargers to try to boost fuel efficiency in new cars, but Ford has been among the most public in promoting the technology... read more January 9, 2015 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Green Car Reports, Five Years And 9,800 Articles Later

Five years ago today, Green Car Reports began a daily publishing schedule. At first one a day, and then more, we wrote articles on fuel efficiency, hybrids, diesel vehicles... read more February 3, 2014 by


 
2013 Chevrolet Spark

2013 Chevy Spark Proves Popular With Non-GM Customers

When General Motors launched the Chevrolet Volt back in 2010, the plug-in hybrid increased GM’s market share by bringing customers to the brand who would have never... read more October 1, 2012 by 10


 
Gas pump

Want To Track Your Real-World Gas Mileage? Here’s How

With ever-tougher fuel economy regulations and the rising price of gasoline, more Americans than ever before want to know what the gas mileage of their car really is. Keeping... read more August 28, 2012 by 4


 
Nissan Serena

Nissan’s New Japanese Minivan Uses Brakes To Power Electronics

In hybrid and electric cars, regenerative braking systems are used to convert kinetic energy into electrical energy under braking, slowing the car down and improving gas... read more August 20, 2012 by 1


 
Proposed EPA E15 gasoline pump warning label for ethanol content

OK, E15 Gasoline Is Now Approved; Do You Need To Care?

You felt the earth shake a week ago today when the EPA formally approved the sale of E15 gasoline, right? Oh, you didn't? Not surprising, really. No gas station in the U.S... read more June 22, 2012 by 7


 
2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station

Fueling Stations: Electric Cars Trump All Other Alt-Fuel Types

Since about 1930, U.S. vehicles have largely been fueled on gasoline. Diesel passenger vehicles arrived in the 1960s, and there are now about 120,000 locations in the U.S... read more May 22, 2012 by 4


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Congress Actually Ends Taxpayer Funding Of Ethanol Subsidies

When the U.S. Congress adjourned for the holidays on Friday, December 23, its departure sealed the fate of subsidized ethanol production. During its session, the Congress did... read more December 27, 2011 by 17


 
GM E85 presentation

E85 Now Harder To Find Than Electric Car Charging: Here’s Why

Despite millions of dollars of commitment from automakers like Ford and General Motors, finding somewhere to fill your flex-fuel car with E85 is now officially harder than... read more December 12, 2011 by 12


 

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