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It’s a crazy world we live in where gasoline costs less than milk or even bottled water, but this isn’t something out of a Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, it’s reality in America today. From roughly the middle of last year, fuel prices have been steadily falling. According to GasBuddy.com, the national average for a gallon […]

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Hyundai’s plug-in Sonata was introduced last year alongside its second-generation Hybrid and is both unique and conforming while topping competitors in a few important ways. Its commonality with other midsized hybrid and plug-in hybrid sedans – from Toyota, Ford, Honda, Kia, and Chevrolet – is they fit a formula of roughly 200 horsepower and 40-plus-or-minus […]

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An unflattering end-of-year portrayal yesterday by Bloomberg Business of U.S. plug-in vehicle sales used lop-sided information to represent a case that’s worse than it is. In the piece titled “Plug-in Electric Autos Left Behind in Record Year,” the influential outlet cited data to support an assertion that while the U.S. car and truck market rose […]

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During a recent speech at a French university, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made his case for why governments need to impose a revenue-neutral carbon tax. Removing hidden subsidies and imposing a fee on carbon, Musk told audience members at public research school Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France, will hasten the switch from fossil fuels to […]

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Hydrogen is an efficient energy source that can be used for both homes and cars, according to Toyota. “Clean generation of hydrogen from a wide range of primary energy sources will make local, self-sufficient power generation a global reality,” said the carmaker this week. “Fuel cell vehicles will take on a new role as power […]

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A Washington, D.C. – based nonprofit announced a new Autonomous Vehicle Task Force, created to advocate for a technology that the group said offers benefits for business, national security and the environment. The goal of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) – an organization that promotes alternatively-fueled vehicles as a way to reduce the country’s dependence […]

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Plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) have transcended one million sales worldwide. Included in this count are highway legal, light-duty all-electric cars and plug-in hybrids sold in markets around the globe. Plug-in cars started in negligible volumes last decade, but the mass-market began just less than five years ago. The first half million came in July 2014, […]

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Will hydrogen fuel cell vehicles be to their makers as the failed Edsel was once to Ford? Or, despite flak being piled on them from certain quarters, will they arise from a questionable proposition today to a clear win within 10-15 years, or less? No one really knows, but to be sure, FCVs do present […]

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In order for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to proliferate, infrastructure has to proliferate, and recently we spoke with one of the key people on the ground floor. According to Michael Dray, technical operations manager for California State L.A. Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility, progress has been made since Jan. 8 when the station became the […]

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One portion of the ongoing debate over fuel cell vehicles questions how environmentally friendly the technology actually is; one new study said the answer depends on the source of the hydrogen fuel. Dominic Notter, a researcher with Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) and his colleagues used a life cycle assessment approach […]

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