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

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 still plants like corn or sugar cane, which take up farmland that in some cases could otherwise be used for food. Which is why... read more

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Sun Country Highway electric-car charging station, Burnaby, BC, Canada [photo: Matthew Klippenstein]

Plug-In Electric Cars & Politics In Canada: Taking The Pulse

Factoring in likely June sales volume from Tesla and others, it's likely that about 2,500 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in Canada in the first half of 2015. This... read more July 13, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Supercharger site with photovoltaic solar panels, Rocklin, California, Feb 2015

UPDATE: Tesla Superchargers Still Free In China; Fees On Sign Apply To Private Charger

Tesla Motors is head and shoulders above any other electric-car maker in providing a network of charging stations for its drivers to use during their travels. It's best known... read more July 12, 2015 by 


 
2016 Fiat 500 (European spec)

2016 Fiat 500 Updates Include Uconnect Touchscreen, Styling Tweaks

The 2016 Fiat 500 will arrive in the U.S. this fall with a few noteworthy updates, including tweaked styling and added technology features. No major mechanical changes are... read more July 12, 2015 by 


 
BMW i8 hydrogen fuel cell concept

Craving Teslas, BMW On Hydrogen, Old-Car Gas Mileage Myths: The Week In Reverse (Video)

What do Russia and Texas turn out to have in common? And, how many electric cars did China build, just in June alone--and why isn't it quite as major as it sounds? This is... read more July 11, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Second Tesla Gallery, Service Center Opening This Weekend In Houston

Tesla Motors may not be allowed to sell its electric cars directly to customers in Texas, but it can still put them on display. After failing to convince the Texas... read more July 10, 2015 by 


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Tesla In Russia, 2016 Land Rover Diesels Priced, China Builds 25,000 Green Cars: Today's Car News

Today, we have Tesla love from Russia, pricing information for the 2016 Land Rover diesel models, and a report that China is building electric cars and plug-in hybrids at... read more July 10, 2015 by 


 
Aoxin Ibis electric car. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China Built 25,000 Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids In June Alone

The Chinese vehicle market is now the world's largest, and has been for a few years now. And the country's government-industrial complex has ambitious plans to dominate... read more July 10, 2015 by 


 
2003 BMW Alpina B7

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, June 2015: Dial 'S' For Summer (UPDATED)

On July 1, Canadians celebrated the country's founding on the three principles of Peace, Order, and Good Government. The same day, electric-car advocates took heart from the... read more July 10, 2015 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Diesel Vehicles Pay Back In 3-5 Years, Study Finds, Due To Lower Depreciation

Diesel cars and trucks may be more expensive to buy, and the fuel generally costs more per gallon, but owners may still be able to amortize those costs over a fairly short... read more July 10, 2015 by 


 
2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 diesel models, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

2016 Range Rover Diesel Models To Carry $1,500 Premium Over Gasoline Version

Both new 2016 Land Rover diesel models will carry a $1,500 premium over their respective base gasoline versions. The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Td6 will start at $87,445... read more July 10, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Russian Plutocrats Crave Tesla Model S; Electric Carmaker Resists

Tesla Motors is working to establish its presence in many markets outside the United States, but there's one country the electric-car maker hasn't explored so far. The... read more July 10, 2015 by 


 
Google self-driving Lexus RX 450h hybrid sport-utility vehicle

Tesla China Charging, Efficient Autonomous Cars, 2016 Kia Soul EV In OR & WA: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla appears to start charging for charging in China, researchers advocate self-driving cars as a way to cut emissions, and the 2016 Kia Soul EV goes on sale in... read more July 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda CR-Z

Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe Gets Huge Sales Incentive: UPDATE

Dealers are now apparently looking for way to purge substantial inventories of the Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe, leading to suspicions that the model may be starting to enter its... read more July 9, 2015 by 


 
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

How To Cut Vehicle Emissions 90 Percent: Get Rid Of Human Drivers

The most straightforward way to reduce automotive emissions is probably to just get rid of cars. But what if you kept the cars, and eliminated their drivers instead? Acolytes... read more July 9, 2015 by 


 
2016 Kia Soul EV

2016 Kia Soul EV To Go On Sale In Oregon, Washington; Some Dealers Get DC Quick Charging

The rollout of the well-received Kia Soul EV electric car is now continuing in states outside California. The electric tall wagon went on sale in the Golden State late last... read more July 9, 2015 by 


 

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