Category Archives: alternative fuels

FMC to Triple Lithium Hydroxide Output – Betting on EVs, Hybrids

Year- to-date with a state of the art hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt has sold 6000 units. The comparably sized Chevrolet Cruze sold 14,000. Production of the Cadillac ELR – a version of the Cruze on sale since 2014 – ended a few months ago. Continue reading

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The Force is with a Camaro SS in Funny Car

The new Funny Car body is the first based on the sixth-generation Camaro SS. Continue reading

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Toyota Prius Sets Parade Record at Alameda Air Field

More significant than a publicity stunt / photo op is that Toyota and Lexus have double the number of hybrids on the roads than any other auto manufacturer. Continue reading

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Nissan’s “No Charge to Charge” Aims to Revive EV Sales

Nissan LEAF EV sales during 2015 of 17,000 declined -43% when the overall light vehicle market grew almost 6% in the U.S.. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Bolt – Rerun Debut at NAIAS after CES

The Bolt EV is said to have more than 200 miles of range on a full battery charge. The expected selling price should be below $30,000 after Federal tax credits when the Bolt EV goes into production before the end … Continue reading

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Largest US Market for Zero Emission Vehicles is California

California is and likely will remain the largest market for zero emission vehicles in the United States because of the state’s increasingly stringent ZEV mandate. Continue reading

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More EV Charging Stations for COP21 in Paris

France already has about 10,000 quick and standard charging spots. In the Paris region alone, there are more than 4,000 spots, making Paris one of the most “plugged in” cities in Europe. Continue reading

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GM, US Army to Build Off-Road Hydrogen Fuel Cell Colorado

In 2007, GM launched “Project Driveway,” a 119-vehicle fleet of hydrogen fuel cell-equipped Chevrolet Equinoxes that were driven in daily use for more than 3 million miles by more than 5,000 consumers. Like so many advanced GM programs, commercial applications never saw the pavement. Honda and Toyota have fuels cells in use now by civilians. Continue reading

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Toyota Turns Landfill Methane into Cars

Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky manufacturing plant will begin generating electricity from methane, a byproduct of garbage decomposition at the nearby Central Kentucky Landfill next week. Capturing and burning the methane is said by the EPA to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading

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Electric Cars Clearly Beat Gas Cars in Lifetime Emissions

One thing is clear from the report – the benefits of EVs continue to increase in spite of considerable propaganda and lies deployed against them by fossil fuel interests. The debate for policy makers is how fast we should force their deployment. Continue reading

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2016 RAV4 Joins Toyota Hybrid Lineup

For a – hefty? – $2620 price increase, buyers of the 2016 RAV4 can get an awd hybrid version. This makes the number of hybrid available in the US from Toyota at eight models, the undisputed hybrid leader around the world. Lexus offers six more in its division. Continue reading

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Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Range 312 Miles Says EPA

Mirai is the only zero emission electric vehicle on the market that tops the 300 mile range milestone, at least on paper. The Zero emission claim is also dependent on how the hydrogen fuel is produced. Continue reading

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70 Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicles Run 500,000 Miles in California

The fuel cell – at great expense – improves on some of the range and utility limitations of traditional battery electric vehicles. Continue reading

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Renewable Biodiesel Fuel Scam from Washakie in Utah

During 2010, Washakie issued more than 7.2 million Renewable Identification Numbers, aka RINs, and reported to EPA that it produced biodiesel associated with those RINs at its Plymouth, Utah refinery. During that time, Washakie did not produce any biodiesel at the Plymouth facility. Continue reading

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Goodyear Concept Tire Charges EV Batteries

BH-O3 generates electricity through the action of materials in the tire that capture and transform the energy created by heat when it flexes as it rolls during normal driving conditions. Continue reading

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