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 diesel emissions scandal that rocked Volkswagen to the tune of tens of billions of dollars last year continues to send shock waves throughout the company. VW has all but cancelled its entire diesel vehicle line-up, its subsidiary, Audi, has cancelled its all-conquering LeMans program, and now, rumor are swirling that Volkswagen will sell off […]
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.
A report by the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisberg-Essen in Germany predicts the market for new cars in China will exceed 30 million vehicles a year by 2025 and it expects EV sales to make up 30% of that figure. In 2016, EV sales in China amounted to 2.1% of sales. While […]
Diesel powered cars have fallen out of favor with European drivers. Sales in Norway have plunged from 75% to less than 25% of the new car market and are falling fast.
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.
Maura Healey, attorney general of Massachusetts and ExxonMobil are locked in a fierce legal battle. Healey says ExxonMobil knew of the connection between climate change and foosil fuels 40 years ago but lied to cover up its knowledge.
The EPA accuses Chrysler of using software to shut down pollution controls on its diesel engines, allowing them to emit higher than permitted levels of ntirous oxides. Chrysler vehemently denies the allegations.
Some Volkswagen TDI owners are trying to stick it to the company by stripping their cars before the company buys them back. A federal judge has warned that doing so could have consequences.
Volkswagen has created a new website entitled Electrify America where people and institutions can make suggestions about how the first $400,000 it is required to invest in electric car infrastructure as part of the diesel cheating settlement reached with state and federal officials. The comment section closes January 16.
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 fossil fuel investment movement is growing and is now double what it was just 15 months ago according to a report from Arabella Advisors.
The mayors of four major world cities have announced plans to ban diesel powered vehicles from the streets of their cities by the year 2025.
It stands to reason that Formula E, the world’s only open wheel racing series that uses electric race cars, would want the electricity that charges the batteries in those cars to be as green as possible. Oddly enough, Formula E uses two large diesel generators mounted in a shipping container for easy portability for that […]
A newly released feasibility study from the US Maritime Administration on the subject of a potential high-speed, hydrogen fuel-cell passenger ferry deployment in the San Francisco Bay, as well as on the associated hydrogen fueling infrastructure, has provided some interesting new findings. The study — conducted by Sandia National Laboratories, and which examined the technical, regulatory, […]
All those nonconforming Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars will be bought back starting in a few weeks. Some will be modified and resold. Others will have to be scrapped. Here’s which is which.
Hyundai is offering special discounts to owners of diesel powered Volkswagen automobiles. This is very smart marketing.