Tag: gasoline


Here’s an article on electric vehicles that suggests that three-quarters of new car shoppers are unaware that EVs even exist. I’m somewhat surprised by that, and I wonder if the questions weren’t worded improperly or the sample isn’t somehow skewed. Read more…


By the end of August, 59,000 electric vehicles had been sold in the U.S. — more than during all of 2012, a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) shows. That’s good news for a technology sector that’s Read more…


There is no doubt I am somewhat obsessed with Shanghai GM Wuling. Ever since I visited it back in 2001 (the first foreign journalist to do so) I have followed it with great interest. Let’s face it; investing in Wuling Read more…


Memorial Day not only marks the day we pay tribute to those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, but it also marks the first unofficial weekend that kicks off the summer. With that said, tens of millions Read more…


I never know what to make of the frequent references I come across to the International Monetary Fund. Who exactly are these mysterious and terribly powerful people? How do they work? What are their true motivations? In any case, they Read more…


I have been driving a Chevy VOLT for a year and a half. I have more than 26,000 miles on it, and have used 100 gallons of gasoline. That works out to more than 250 mpg. Of course, I have Read more…


Is it possible to make gasoline with biomass? Some people think so and this is what CORE BioFuel has set out to do since it was founded in 2008. The company’s mission is to commercialize its biomass-to-gasoline process, a patent-pending Read more…


Whiz-bang car technology allows hybrids to get 50 mpg, and electric cars to earn the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon. But you don’t have to go high-tech to improve your fuel efficiency. Significant gains in mpg are available to Read more…


Converting hybrid vehicles — particularly the Prius and Ford Escape — into plug-in hybrids has become a profitable niche industry for a few specialty companies. But the net impact of this new mini-industry has been much greater by influencing consumer Read more…


The United States has entered a new energy era, ending a century of rising carbon emissions. As the U.S. delegation prepares for the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen in December, it does so from a surprisingly strong position, one based Read more…


NPR’s On Point never disappoints, and their show with Christopher Steiner, author of $20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better was no exception. Steiner’s thesis is that as Read more…


By all accounts the cash for clunkers incentive program has exceeded all expectations in both volume of sales, as well as answering skeptics by getting fuel inefficient vehicles off the road. The new vehicles being purchased average nearly 10 mpg Read more…


The cash for clunkers program is already proving too good to be true. The $1 billion in funds allocated for the program is almost gone after less than a week, and now congress is scrambling to get an additional $2 Read more…


No, it’s not the latest CD from Verve, it’s the latest rumble from industry groups and states: Raise the percentage of ethanol blended into unleaded gasoline. The current cap is 10 percent. An ethanol trade group called Growth Energy has Read more…

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