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China knows it has big emissions problems and has upped the ante yet more toward mandating EVs to the point now it is projected to significantly move the market for aluminum. According to Bloomberg, the nation is now calling for no fewer than 30 percent of all government vehicles to be powered by alternative energy […]

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During the high-volume car sales month of May, average window sticker fuel economy averages were up 0.4 mpg to 25.6 mpg. This data is part of info tracked by Michael Sivak, Ph.D., director, Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at the school’s Transportation Research Institute, and the institute’s Project Manager, Brandon Schoettle. The average mpg increase likely reflects […]

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What do a supercar and a garbage truck have in common? The answer, says Ian Wright, founder and CEO of series hybrid powertrain maker, Wrightspeed, is “both need lots of power.” And, lots of power normally requires lots of fuel, but Wright’s San Jose-based company has technology combining a compact “microturbine” engine with plug-in series […]

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Could a new type of catalytic converter cut fuel consumption and car manufacturing costs? It may soon be according to a scientist from Imperial College London (ICL). The college announced Dr Benjamin Kingsbury has designed a new catalytic converter that could cut fuel consumption and manufacturing costs. According to ICL, tests suggest that the new […]

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Now 13 years since one little hybrid hatchback model was imported by Honda from Japan to America and began a new automotive category, 2013 saw more incremental growth and a new high-water mark of nearly a half-million hybrids sold. Today there are 19 brands selling a total of 46 hybrid models of all varieties including […]

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If we told you the average fuel economy and emissions output for all vehicles sold in the U.S. was at an all-time best, that might be no surprise, but the University of Michigan has put specific numbers on these assertions. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), the average new vehicle window […]

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