Alternative Fuels

Alternative Fuels, Solar Panels, Fuel Cells, getting off the dependence of oil

Audi Electrification CAS2020 Cody Thacker

The future of electrification Cody Thacker, head of the electrification unit for Audi of America, was the keynote speaker at the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon during the Media Preview of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. Thacker noted that in 2001 there was not a market for electric vehicles, “It took five [...]

Where will the electricity come from for electric vehicles?

Electricity from solar PV increased from 88.7 GWh in 1990 to 315.5 TWh in 2018, achieving a 33.9% annually Solar Panels are the fastest of all renewable electricity technologies The United States, the largest producer among OECD countries, increased production from 183 GWh in 2000 to 87.2 TWh in 2018, reflecting a 38.9% average annual [...]

By |2020-01-27T21:55:33-08:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: electric vehicles (EV), electricity|Tags: |0 Comments

Hyundai remotely changes parking places when EV is finished charging

It's the ultimate in EV charging to relocate to another parking space so that the charging unit is available to another EV user that needs to charge their vehicle. But sometimes work gets in the way of gentility. Hyundai is bringing civility back to the world of charging. The System won't be available until 2025 [...]

HYUNDAI DELIVERS FIRST 2019 NEXO FUEL CELL SUV

Geek geeks out over Hyundai fuel cell Keyes Hyundai in Van Nuys, California, handles the first delivery in the U.S. market Former scientist and chemist from Ventura enhances his environmentally-friendly lifestyle with the zero-emissions, technological flagship NEXO SUV VAN NUYS, Calif., Dec. 28, 2018 – Hyundai today delivered its first NEXO fuel cell SUV to [...]

By |2020-02-01T10:07:01-08:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Hyundai|Tags: , |0 Comments

Russia versus Azerbaijan – political pipelines

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about the political pipeline There's a reason Vladimir Putin is interested in President Trump and Ukraine. He is losing the dependence on Russian natural gas with the finding of gas in Azerbaijan and a proposed pipeline to Italy. Even though President Trump has given coal companies more leniency [...]

By |2018-12-14T17:45:54-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Emissions, Environment, Europe, Natural gas, Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

Hyundai’s Fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) Vision 2030

* Fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) Vision 2030 highlights Hyundai Motor Group (HMG)’s commitment to accelerate the development of a hydrogen society * HMG to expand its leadership in hydrogen technology beyond the transportation sector * HMG to explore new businesses to supply fuel-cell systems to manufacturers of automobiles, drones, vessels, rolling stocks, [...]

By |2018-12-11T16:29:56-08:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Fuel cells, Hydrogen|Tags: , |0 Comments

AVEVAI unveils IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range

AVEVAI unveils ground-breaking new supercapacitor-powered IONA e-LCVs with more than 300 km range New IONA electric light commercial vehicles are the first to feature supercapacitor technology, delivering an unrivalled range Advanced energy management system allows significantly extended battery life The new brand delivers stylish design, customizable payload capacity and advanced connectivity for operating in urban [...]

By |2018-12-02T20:11:46-08:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: batteries, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)|Tags: |0 Comments

U.S. Automakers Reaffirm Commitment to Diesel Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, American automotive executives reaffirmed their commitment to Diesel technology, as new statistics about the future of the U.S. automotive Diesel market came to light. At an event hosted by the Washington Automotive Press Association, executives from General Motors confirmed that Diesel engines continue to play an important role in the company’s [...]

By |2018-09-10T14:32:24-07:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Diesel|Tags: |0 Comments

DrivetheARC charges your Nissan Leaf for free

I parked my Nissan Leaf at the charging station in front of Savemart in Auburn, CA, clicked on start, put my EVgo card up to scan, and it didn't work. I was just about to try it again when another Leaf driver got out of his car, put his iPhone up to the charger and [...]

Bosch ~ Private, Profitable, and electrified

"We are in an era of transformation. I would argue that transformation is impacting the auto industry more than any other (industry). The automotive industry is currently the epicenter of innovation. Autonomous vehicles, electrified mobility, and ubiquitous connectivity are expected to transform the entire concept of transportation." Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch LLC There [...]