Volvo, China, France, California EVs

Last week on the Washington Post carchat there were many questions about Volvo's decision to go all electrified by 2019. Why they asked? Why only Electric vehicles? In the face of the G20 conference just held in Hamburg, Germany, where nineteen of the countries in attendance agreed to the Paris Climate Change agreement, the United [...]

What does it take to be a PZEV engine?

Partial Zero Emission Vehicles - PZEV - The temperature of the catalyst is a critical factor in the performance of your car.  When it is cold, it is less efficient then when it is hot.  Further down the line, with your exhaust, is more ceramic substrate catalysts that help further reduce hydrocarbon and NOx.  The [...]

Underground Coal Gasification

Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) I was reading John Kerry's democratic platform that concerned the environment and automobiles. In the document, Kerry called for the increasing use of coal. Instantly, I thought, boy if that isn't a political ploy to try to get more votes from the coal ridden states. Then I talked to Ray Smith [...]

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