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 [...]

BMW H2 NZEV, Near Zero Emission Vehicle

Watch an overview of the BMW H2 NZEV (Near Zero Emission Vehicle) prototype seven series from Dr. Edgar Berger at the 2006 ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) symposium hosted by the California Air Resources Board. Dr. Berger studied physics and received his diploma in 1996 while finishing his Ph.D. in 1999 at the University of Heidelberg [...]

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 [...]