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Overcoming Barriers to Deployment of Plug-in Electric Vehicles

National Research Council

In the past few years, interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) has grown. Advances in battery and other technologies, new federal standards for carbon-dioxide emissions and fuel economy, state zero-emission-vehicle requirements, and the current administration’s goal of putting millions of alternative-fuel vehicles on the road have all highlighted PEVs as a transportation alternative. 223 more words

Energy And Climate

Will ‘ Mirai Free fuel Strategy ’ turn on Toyota sales?

Automakers are providing a spread of incentives to stimulate consumers for many years, however Toyota’s attempting to kill 2 birds with one stone once it involves its new Mirai: free fuel. 156 more words


Hidden Benefits of Electric Vehicles for Addressing Climate Change

Scientific Reports (5, Article number: 9213; doi:10.1038/srep09213) / by Canbing Li, et al.

There is an increasingly hot debate on whether the replacement of conventional vehicles (CVs) by electric vehicles (EVs) should be delayed or accelerated since EVs require higher cost and cause more pollution than CVs in the manufacturing process. 134 more words

Energy And Climate

Electric Vehicle Batteries Meet 85% of Daily Travel Needs, Even After 20% Power Fade: Berkeley Lab Study

Quantifying EV Battery End-of-life Through Analysis of Travel Needs with Vehicle Powertrain Models
Journal of Power Sources (May 15, 2015, v282, p265-276; doi: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.01.072)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378775315000841… 200 more words

Energy And Climate

2014 Integrated Energy Policy Policy Update [Transforming California's Transportation System to Meet Climate Goals]

California Energy Commission

[Green Car Congress] The California Energy Commission adopted its 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update, which outlines, among many things, how the state is working to transform the transportation system to zero- and near-zero technologies and fuels to meet its climate and clean air goals. 152 more words

Energy And Climate

Exploring the Role of Natural Gas in U.S. Trucking

NextSTEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways), Institute for Transportation Studies, UC Davis / by Amy Myers Jaffe, et al.

[Green Car Congress] Switching from diesel fuel to natural gas may hold advantages for the US heavy-duty trucking fleet, but more needs to be done to reach the full environmental benefits, … 120 more words

Transportation And Urban Land

Effects of Regional Temperature on Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range, and Emissions in the United States

Environmental Science & Technology (Web publication date Feb. 11, 2015; DOI: 10.1021/es505621s) / by Tugce Yuksel and Jeremy J Michalek (Free download with registration)
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/es505621s… 195 more words

Energy And Climate