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Stepping outside the box for a different perspective: #EV vs #ICE / #gas (guzzling) cars

May 26th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Imagine … Growing up with and learning to drive in electric vehicles; Then taking test drive in a stick-shift gasoline car … What would shock you at that experience The resulting disdain for internal combustion engines. Tibor Blomhäll imagined … Having heard so much good about petrol cars, we decided to test drive one. They are […]

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Tags: automobiles · electric vehicles · Energy · gasoline · PHEV

AOL’s utterly misleading title re gasoline prices impact on auto buyers

April 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on AOL’s utterly misleading title re gasoline prices impact on auto buyers

AOL Auto News popped into my inbox and their first story headline had me clicking to read the full piece. The title in question: Car Buyers Won’t Change Habits Until Gas Hits $6.51 A Gallon Rising gas prices are changing consumers habits, but not the way you may think Pretty dramatic news,that gas prices would […]

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Tags: automobiles · Energy · energy efficiency · gasoline · journalism · truthiness

Someone (the bank) should have told them …

April 11th, 2011 · Comments Off on Someone (the bank) should have told them …

From the Twin Cities area comes a painful story of the damage and disruption in exurbs that grew exponentially in the past decade. Pain exacerbated by the reality of $4 gasoline facing the prospects of gasoline prices heading higher. (Peak Oil, anyone?) As the article subtitle puts it Once booming symbols of possibility, the Twin […]

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Tags: gasoline

BP calls for a gas tax!

June 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on BP calls for a gas tax!

A very simple point, brought home to more Americans every day due to the disaster that British Petroleum arrogance and potential criminal negligence has wrought in the Gulf of Mexico: If we are going to move Beyond Petroleum, it is time to start bringing “externalities” into the cost of fuel. These externalities include: Paying for […]

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Tags: Energy · gasoline · Global Warming

CAP’s American Fuel: Contaminated on so many levels

April 27th, 2010 · 14 Comments

Two weeks ago, the Center for American Progress issued American Fuel: Developing Natural Gas for Heavy Vehicles. This misleading and error-prone report strongly supports misguided policy concepts to subsidize heavily transitioning American transportation from one fossil fuel (oil) to a slightly lower polluting alternative (natural gas). Even though political momentum exists behind this concept, it […]

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Tags: bus · climate change · Energy · environmental · fuel economy · gasoline · Global Warming · government energy policy · hybrid · hybrid trucks · pollution · t boone pickens · the pickens plan

Understating the Value of New CAFE Standard Targets?

September 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) today released proposed rules for implementating the increase in CAFE standards, beyond the Congressional mandate, as announced this past May. In short, this deal between the Obama Administration and the auto industry accelerates the improvement in light vehicle fuel efficiency across the fleet average (the […]

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Tags: analysis · automobiles · Energy · energy efficiency · gasoline · oil

Is it worth $2000 to the country to increase the MPG of one vehicle by say 10 mpg?

August 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

This is a question that came into my inbox amid an exchange about the CARS Program: Is it worth $2000 to the country to increase the MPG of one vehicle by say 10 mpg? Of course, that is a stove piped question (and somewhat out of context one as that increased MPG, by the way, […]

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Tags: automobiles · Congress · Energy · energy efficiency · fuel economy · gasoline · government energy policy

CFCing Toward a Better Economy?

July 31st, 2009 · 8 Comments

CFC, Cash For Clunkers (the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) Program), certainly is in the news today. Almost no one expected the massive surge of interest in the program such that, within a week, the program required more funding. Now, in the debate about how to stimulate the economy, there has been a divide between […]

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Tags: Energy · gasoline · government energy policy

Energy COOL: Ford Putting Feedback Systems into Practice

July 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Putting fuel efficiency feedback systems on the dashboard of every American automobile (both existing and new) could well be one of the most cost effective tools for quick reduction in America’s oil dependency and, as well, to improve traffic safety (and reduce) fatalities.   These feedback systems can be as ‘simple’ as solely providing real-time miles […]

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Tags: automobiles · Energy · energy cool · energy efficiency · energy smart · fuel economy · gasoline · politics

Plugging in for a better tomorrow: the school bus ‘solution’

December 16th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Hybrids are too often thought of simply in terms of personal vehicles. They are also penetrating the big vehicle market space. Consider the average delivery truck and all its starts/stops. There is a lot of energy to capture there, which is why UPS is pursuing hybrids. And, as per Walmart and its hybrid trucks, they […]

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