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Gasoline Substitute Made From Plant Waste Developed By UC-Davis

Gasoline Substitute Made From Plant Waste Developed By UC-Davis

Plant-based diesel has been available for many years now but making a true gasoline-like hydrocarbon from plant oils has proven a lot more difficult. Chemists at the University of California, Davis think they've cracked it, though, using a new technique to make "biogasoline" from plant waste... read more

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GM's military fuel cell fleet

GM Gets New Partner For Fuel-Cell Vehicle Research: U.S. Army

Could your first fuel-cell car actually be a tank? General Motors announced that it is expanding its collaboration with the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development... read more October 2, 2013 by 


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

Predicting Electric-Car Battery Life: GE, Ford, U of Michigan Team Up

Because the gasoline car has been in continual production and development for over 100 years, automakers can use past experience to estimate how long cars -- and their... read more August 7, 2012 by  2


 

Nanotech Solution To Hydrogen Fuel Puzzle From Brookhaven Lab?

A team of researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, has opened the door to a future of clean, cheap hydrogen fuel by ditching a popular platinum... read more May 15, 2012 by  13


 
2009 Toyota Prius

Study Says Hybrid Owners Don’t Always Buy Another Hybrid: Here’s Why

For many years, ever-rising gas prices have encouraged more and more car drivers to make the switch to cars with hybrid drivetrains. But with the first hybrids well over 10... read more April 9, 2012 by  24


 
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BMW To Develop Future Lithium-Ion Batteries With Toyota

Lithium-ion battery cells are expensive, challenging, and time-consuming to develop. And they can be hard to get right, as the current woes of A123 Systems show. Even the... read more March 27, 2012 by  9


 
Traffic Jam

95% Of All Trips Could Be Made In Electric Cars, Says Study

Here at GreenCarReports, we often hear excuses from people who say they want to buy an electric car but feel unable to. Aside from increased sticker price, one of the more... read more January 13, 2012 by  13


 
Beijing Smog by Flickr user michaelhenley

Live Near It Or Sit In It: Traffic May Cause Brain Damage

There's no doubt that car manufacturers have worked incredibly hard over the past few decades to make their cars cleaner than ever. Modern cars produce a fraction of the... read more November 9, 2011 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Want A Long Range Electric Car? Nissan Doesn't Think You Do

If you're holding out for an electric car that gets similar range to your fossil-fuelled car, then don't hold your breath for one from Nissan. That's the message implied by... read more October 28, 2011 by  24


 
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's... read more June 6, 2011 by  3


 
25 Most Electric-Vehicle-Ready Cities

Is Your City Ready For Electric Vehicles?

Ford has identified the 25 most electric vehicle (EV) ready cities in the U.S., based on the company’s latest research. The 25 cities are dotted all over the country... read more April 15, 2011 by  5


 
Lithium-ion battery pack of 2011 Nissan Leaf, showing cells assembled into modules

Battery Advance To Give Electric-Car Charging In Gas Fill-Up Time?

An advance in battery technology could help push past one of the persistent criticisms of electric vehicles: the extended time needed to charge the battery. Researchers at... read more April 6, 2011 by  5


 
50 Kw Leaf Charger

Report: Electric Cars Best Way To Reduce U.S. Oil Dependancy

We like it when a study confirms a common-held belief. And for hundreds of would-be electric car owners across the U.S. a recent study has done just that. Years into the... read more September 28, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

A Look At What's Cooking At Argonne National Laboratory

A couple of weeks back, I received an invite to visit Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago. The lab spends a fair amount of time on transportation research--up to... read more September 4, 2010 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

You'll Save Money With Higher-MPG Cars, But It'll Cost You

New Federal standards for higher average gas-mileage in vehicles sold from now to 2015 will save consumers money on fuel. But the cars themselves are likely to cost more... read more June 4, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Surprise! Yes, Fuel Efficiency (Still) Matters to Car Buyers

What a shock! Who'd ever have thought it? Will wonders never cease? Yes, yet another survey shows that fuel efficiency matters to car and truck buyers. And that more than... read more April 21, 2010 by  2


 
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