Many of our readers’ most popular stories this week on Gas2 surrounded electric cars. With lots of predictions coming out of the research realm, our readers offered their 2 cents about what is possible vs. what is a lot of hyperbole.
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Hybrid cars should have much higher sales in the U.S. They’re a compromise between the conscious knowledge that fossil fuel engines hurt the environment and the subconscious stress produced by range anxiety. So, why aren’t more people buying hybrid cars? Maybe it’s because of misinformation campaigns from fossil fuel-funded news outlets like Breitbart, which states […]
On this edition of Gas2 Week in Review, EV technology fears as well as top stars in the EV marketplace created the most reader interest.
An EV Renault Writes Fan Fiction in Tribute to “On the Road” and Alleviates Range Anxiety at the Same Time
Using live driving data and artificial intelligence, ZOE, an all-electric Renault, is writing a tribute to Jack Kerouac novel On the Road. The reason? Many people have range anxiety, right? So, according to Renault, people who follow this ZOE in prose form as it travels around 250 miles, or 400 km, on one charge will learn to […]
In this edition of Gas2’s Week in Review, we examine the various ways that automakers are wrestling with hybrids and EV batteries as well as a continual if losing battle by the Big Three automakers to halt CAFE standards implementation.
How does the Lucid Air compare to the Tesla Model S? Let’s set up a scorecard and see.
The 2017-18 rules for the Volvo Ocean Race will contain a distinction that few other professional sports currently have. Gender integrated sailing teams will not only be allowed— they will be incentified. The Volvo Ocean Race is often referred to as the longest and toughest sporting event in the world. New gender inclusive rules for […]
The articles on this week’s Gas2 Week in Review that really caught our readers’ attention primarily seemed to focus on ways that the auto industry and investments intersected.
The introduction of autonomous vehicles requires us to rethink everything we know about driving decisions and rationality.
Climate change is causing extremes called weather whiplash and nitrate runoff into rivers. Inorganic fertilizers are to blame.
Gas2 Week in Review, April 2: Another Trump Defeat, Stalled Alternative Energy Projects, and More Musk
Alternative energy innovations emerged in a variety of ways in the news on Gas2 this week, some as examples of shining successes, others as reminders of how difficult it is to transfer R&D from a computer screen to the production line. We looked at California’s continuing fight to move toward higher vehicle emission standards, disappointments […]
How do solar cars work? What projects are underway to make solar cars more accessible to the average consumer? What remains to be done to get solar cars on our roadways?
California will continue to move toward higher vehicle emission standards even as the Trump administration kicks and screams in protest
New materials and manufacturing processes are changing the future of mass transit.
This Gas2 Week in Review looks at three prominent and intersecting topics— carmaker costs, vehicle and worker safety, and CAFE standards.
Tesla’s newest patent is another attempt to ensure high levels of EV safety for consumers.
It’s an ethical dilemma: how do we program self-driving cars to save some people while killing others?
The stories that generated the most reader responses this week on Gas2 surrounded EV problems and announcements as well as political and corporate interventions in the worlds of alternative transportation.
2017 may be the year of state fuel tax increases. Here’s why.
A new report points to the significant role that colleges and universities can have in helping the U.S. to transition to 100% renewable energy.