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Electric Vehicle Benefits and Costs in the United States

Carnegie Mellon University

[Green Car Congress]  Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have published two new policy briefs, along with accompanying videos, about the benefits of electrified vehicles and the potential for their adoption in the US. 140 more words

Transportation And Urban Land

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?

Rapporteur’s Report, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

 The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on April 7 and 8, 2015. 314 more words

Energy And Climate

Influence of Methane Emissions and Vehicle Efficiency on the Climate Implications of Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Trucks

Environmental Science and Technology (May 19, 2015; doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00412) / by Jonathan R. Camuzeaux, et al.

[Green Car Congress]  A study by a team from the Environmental Defense Fund, in collaboration with a colleague from the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University has found that while switching a heavy-duty truck fleet from diesel to natural gas has the potential to produce climate benefits, realizing that potential would require a combination of significant reductions well-to-wheels methane emissions (i.e., addressing leakage) and efficiency improvements in the natural gas vehicles themselves. 50 more words

Energy And Climate

Advanced Clean Transit Proposal for May 2015 Workshops [Discussion Document]

California Air Resources Board

[Green Car Congress] The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted a discussion document for upcoming workshops on the development of the Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation. 322 more words

Energy And Climate

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