Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)

CAFE requirements Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) is a federally mandated program enacted in 1975 that requires automakers to achieve a particular miles-per-gallon average over their entire vehicle fleet. What are the requirements now? Current CAFE requirements are 27.5 MPG for passenger cars, and 20.7 MPG for light-duty trucks. For example, if an automaker sells [...]

California and New York ask for ethanol waiver

California and New York ask for a waiver from buying American made fuel, ethanol There's a war brewing over fuel and the dependence of oil. That war is right here in the United States and it's between the Federal EPA and seven states, California, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. California Environmental Protection [...]

How much oil does the World have and need?

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) There is a fear of vulnerability in our way of life. There is a fear that world oil dependence will soon lead to the depletion of petroleum. Less spoken anxiety is the vulnerability that we are purchasing oil from countries with whom we don't have shared values and from [...]

Volvo Unveils First-Ever Car Designed by Women

Your Concept Car Initiated, Designed and Developed by Women; Team Hopes to Inspire Others to Challenge Traditional Business Methods Volvo Cars unveiled a concept today that's never been attempted in the more than 100 years of auto manufacturing: the first car designed and developed almost exclusively by women. Your Concept Car (YCC) makes it’s worldwide [...]

How the EPA calculates MPG?

gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs The biggest talk these days is the price of gas and the decline of sales in gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs. Consumers are starting to look at Alternative fuels such as mild hybrids, full-hybrids, gas turbo, diesel, diesel turbo, and hydrogen. Every time I listen to a news story they are telling [...]

Robert Goddard – A history of hydrogen and energy

The father of liquid propellant “It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” If you think hydrogen is new to us, visit the Smithsonian Institute. There you will find Robert Goddard's thesis, “A method of reaching extreme altitude.” Mr. Goddard [...]

GM Showcases Hydrogen and Hybrid Technologies

GM Showcases Hydrogen and Hybrid Technologies at Chinas Initial Michelin Challenge Bibendum Announces the first hybrid project with SAIC Demonstrates near, mid- and long-term solutions Shanghai - General Motors China today announced the first joint hybrid bus program with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation Group (SAIC) for the Chinese market in conjunction with its participation in [...]

Ford and BP To Build Hydrogen Fleets

U.S. Department Of Energy Hydrogen Project April 27, 2004, Ford Motor Company and BP plc are announcing a major initiative aimed at moving the United States closer to a hydrogen economy. Ford intends to place up to 30 hydrogen-powered vehicles, and BP plans to build a network of fueling stations to support them, in metropolitan [...]

California Hydrogen Highway Plan and Vision 2010

Vision 2010 The "Vision 2010" for Californias Hydrogen Highways is to ensure that by the end of the decade every Californian has access to hydrogen fuel along the States major highways, with a significant and increasing percentage of that hydrogen produced from clean, renewable sources. This vision for California is real and attainable; however, it [...]

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