What is the Difference Between Gas and Diesel Engines? You can find the answer to that little-known question in this instructional video!
Ben Van Beurden, the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, says his next new car will be a plug-in hybrid. He currently drives a diesel. Will wonders never cease?
Following in the footsteps of France, the British government is proposing to ban all cars and light trucks with internal combustion engines after 2040.
France has announced a plan to ban the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by 2040 as part of its commitment to the goals of the Paris climate accords.
A study in Switzerland finds that gasoline engines equipped with direct injection systems emit up to 100 times more particulates than diesels engines. Surprise!
California expects to raise $5.2 billion a year from a combination of higher gas tax,. diesel tax, and electric car fees to fix its crumbling transportation infrastructure.
The first solar powered gas station in the United Arab Emirates has opened In Dubai. Its rooftop solar system generates all the electricity it needs and feeds the excess back into the utility grid.
Automakers and oil companies are working together to develop higher octane gasoline for more efficient engines with lower carbon emissions. Expect regular gas to disappear from gas stations in 5 years or so.
Total, one of the world’s largest oil producers, says it expects demand for gasoline to level off or decline by 2030 as the number of electric cars sold worldwide increases to as much as 30% of the new car market.
Donald Trump is set to give a major speech to the automotive industry in Michigan today. He is expected to announce that the midterm review of CAFE standards will be extended one year.
2017 may be the year of state fuel tax increases. Here’s why.
Oil prices shot up recently after oil producing nations agreed to cut global production of oil. Gasoline prices will surely follow with USA Today predicting gas will hit $3 a gallon by spring.
The Volkswagen Board has a plan to introduce new plug-in, electric and diesel technology to all its cars and bring out a new VW Phaeton that is electric.
Bosch says it warned Volkswagen about illegal diesel emissions way back in 2007 but the company ignored the warning. Now it may be forced out of business.
Via EV Obsession: Volkswagen is currently working on a new Microbus concept vehicle to be debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, according to recent reports. Interestingly, the new vehicle may end up as a production vehicle available as an electric — in addition to availability as a gas- or diesel-powered version — if […]
There is speculation in every direction surrounding the newly falling oil prices we are seeing. Is there a globally-minded motive behind OPEC maintaining its production levels despite the falling prices? Will North American oil companies have to cut back if this trend continues? What will happen if prices continue to fall dramatically? The most relevant question in this community is, how will the decrease in gas prices affect the electric vehicle market?
Recently, gas station supervisory systems connected to the internet have become targets of hacking with minor effects, but still raising concern. Trend Micro researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt subsequently conducted a series of experiments to determine the risk these gas station’s systems are truly facing. They planted 10 fake internet-connected systems called “GasPots” in various countries to […]
Ah, society — takes us decades to turn a simple, life-saving corner. Subsidizing fossil fuels in the 21st century has got to be one of the dumbest things society has ever done… (and we’ve done a lot of dumb things). We have cheaper alternatives that don’t kill us and cause all kinds of health problems […]
I’m generally not a fan of infographics — they often pack a little bit of information into a maze of colors. However, I think the one below is super interesting. It uses what us old-schoolers call “charts” and “graphs,” and it uses them to paint a really succinct and interesting picture of the US electric car […]
For those who are curious about gasoline consumption trends in an era seeing the growth of hybrids and EVs, here is over 10 years’ data from American Fuels.