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  • Audi Develops Suspension that Generates Electricity, Boosts MPG

    08/11/2016 9:07:18 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 16 replies
    TTAC ^ | 08/11/2016 | Steph Willems
    Audi just announced a new suspension system that harvests wasted energy and turns it into electricity, capable of adding juice to a vehicle’s 48-volt electrical subsystem. The automaker calls the system “eROT” after the electromechanical rotary dampers that capture kinetic energy and store it in a battery. Currently in the prototype phase, the system does away with conventional shock absorbers, replacing them with lever arms connected to a small gearbox and alternator. “Every pothole, every bump, every curve induces kinetic energy in the car,” said Stefan Knirsch, Audi’s technical development boss, in a release. “Today’s dampers absorb this energy, which...
  • Syrian army gains ground around Aleppo, looks to Raqqa

    02/13/2016 8:41:37 PM PST · by Mariner · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13th, 2016 | By Paul Carrel, Shadia Nasralla and Tom Perry
    Russia said on Saturday a Syria ceasefire plan was more likely to fail than succeed, as Syrian government forces backed by Russian air strikes took rebel ground near Aleppo and set their sights on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa province. International divisions over Syria surfaced anew at a Munich conference where Russia rejected French charges that it was bombing civilians, just a day after world powers agreed on the "cessation of hostilities" due to begin in a week's time. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated accusations that Russia was hitting "legitimate opposition groups" and civilians with its bombing...
  • 54.5 mpg isn't a done deal, EPA official says

    08/10/2015 5:35:04 AM PDT · by thackney · 50 replies
    Automotive News ^ | AUGUST 10, 2015 | Richard Truett
    The director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality today shot down the notion that the agency has already decided to implement a 54.5 mpg corporate fleet average for 2025. The average is officially proposed, but the decision to raise, lower or leave alone the 54.5 corporate fleet fuel economy average for 2025 won’t be made until after a review in 2017 and 2018. The decision is due in April 2018. “There is a perception out here that the decision is already made,” Chris Grundler said at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars. “That is wrong. The EPA administrator...
  • Fuel economy improvements show diminishing returns in fuel savings

    07/11/2014 5:23:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 26 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JULY 11, 2014 | Nicholas Chase
    Fuel costs, which depend on vehicle fuel economy, miles driven, and fuel price, are an important factor in vehicle purchasing decisions. However, fuel economy improvement exhibits diminishing returns in fuel savings. For example, switching from a 10-mile-per-gallon (mpg) vehicle to a 15-mpg vehicle saves more fuel and results in greater fuel cost savings than switching from a 25-mpg vehicle to a 75-mpg vehicle. The fuel and cost savings of improving fuel economy from 12 mpg to 15 mpg are the same as increasing from 30 mpg to 60 mpg. Much of the reduction in fuel consumption and fuel cost comes...
  • Greenies and their twisted sense of risk

    01/22/2014 7:34:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-22-14 | Thomas Lifson
    One of the latest badges of greenie virtue is the mini-car. Supposedly, if you drive one of these contraptions, you demonstrate your concern for Mother Gaia and help diminish the risk that catastrophic global warming will engulf low lying coastal areas and fry the rest of us in temperatures that will be a couple of degrees higher in the next hundred years. In this worldview, people who drive around in SUVs are carelessly risking the very future of humanity. That's quite a serious risk; never mind that temperatures have failed to rise for the last 16 years as the models...
  • 25 Fuel Efficient Cars That Are Not Hybrids

    01/19/2014 7:58:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    MPG-O-Matic ^ | January 1, 2014
    Are you thinking about buying a new fuel efficient car but are wary of hybrid technology? Fear not! There are dozens of cars on the market today that deliver great fuel economy without resorting to heavy and expensive battery packs. While most of these vehicles are designed to run on petroleum products (either conventional gasoline or diesel fuel), the Ford Focus SFE is a FlexFuel vehicle that can run on 100% domestic E85 ethanol fuel as well as conventional unleaded gasoline. 2014 Ford Focus five-door E85 holds a significant price advantage over regular unleaded gas in some parts of the...
  • EPA updates MPG sticker for used cars

    09/12/2013 3:18:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    green autoblog ^ | 9-12-13 | Sebastion Blanco
    If you think your mileage may vary with a brand new vehicle, take a look at the differences in fuel economy results for older cars. Sites like the EPA's Fuel Economy tracker and Fuelly prove that there is not such thing as a standard MPG number, despite the EPA's best efforts. This all isn't stopping the EPA from releasing a new window sticker designed for used cars, which the agency announced today. It could be an important tool, since over 40 million used cars were sold in the US last year.
  • Some Cars I Can’t Review

    05/30/2012 6:48:00 PM PDT · by arthurus · 8 replies
    Eric peters Automobiles ^ | May 30,2012 | Eric Peters
    ou’ll probably never read a road test review by me of the Nissan Leaf, or the Chevy Spark, or the Toyota RAV4 electric. And that may tell you every thing you need to know about these vehicles.I can’t review them because they can’t make it down here for me to review. “Down here” being about 220 miles and five hours’ driving time from the hubs where the car companies keep their fleets of new cars, which ordinarily get sent out for hundreds of miles in every direction to guys like me for week-long evaluations.
  • White House Wants Cars to Average 56.2 MPG by 2025

    06/27/2011 12:25:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 71 replies
    MyFoxTwinCities ^ | 6/27/11 | DINA CAPPIELLO / Associated Press
    The Obama administration is telling American automakers that it would like cars and light trucks to average 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025. Government and industry sources familiar with the discussions say that's the number being floated by administration officials in the early rounds of negotiations on a 2017-2025 fuel economy standard. The White House wants to boost fuel economy to reduce reliance on oil and cut down on global warming pollution.
  • U.S. considers 56.2 mpg vehicle fuel standard -WSJ

    06/26/2011 8:33:12 PM PDT · by Flavius · 94 replies
    reuteurs ^ | 6/26/11 | reuteurs
    EW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering requiring all new cars and trucks sold in the United States to get an average of 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
  • Volkswagen's $600 car gets 258 mpg

    12/08/2010 10:56:05 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 84 replies ^ | 12-8-10 | examiner
    This $600 car is no toy and is ready to be released in China next year. The single seater aero car totes VW (Volkswagen) branding. Volkswagen did a lot of very highly protected testing of this car in Germany, but it was not announced until now where the car would make it's first appearance.
  • Drop 'miles per gallon' as fuel measure, says US National Research Council

    07/13/2010 8:04:34 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 199 replies · 1+ views
    Drop 'miles per gallon' as fuel measure, says US National Research Council The US National Research Council has said that "miles per gallon" should not be used on its own in measuring a car's fuel use, backing a green motorist's group which called the measure "stupid". By Tom Chivers Published: 2:57PM BST 13 Jul 2010 The NRC said that the measure caused consumers to overestimate the importance of changes at high miles-per-gallon (mpg) values, and underestimate it at small ones. Particularly, it says: "Fuel economy data cause consumers to undervalue small increases (1-4 mpg) in fuel economy for vehicles in...
  • List: SUVs Dominate the List of the 15 Safest Cars of 2009

    08/18/2009 7:38:02 AM PDT · by wrrock · 14 replies · 1,710+ views
    List: SUVs dominate the list of vehicles that topped the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration highest crash-test ratings. View the Rankings:
  • Will Electric Cars Crash The Grid?

    08/14/2009 5:51:51 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 151 replies · 3,057+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 14, 2009 | IBD staff
    Conservation: The Chevy Volt is said to be able to get 230 miles per gallon. That's if it's continually plugged into a fragile and overburdened power grid. Where will you be when the lights go out? Since most U.S. electricity generation is not carbon-free, the Congressional Research Service agrees. The "widespread adoption of plug-in hybrid vehicles through 2030 may have only a small effect on, and might actually increase, carbon emissions," it observes. "If you are using coal-fired power plants and half the country's electricity comes from coal powered plants, are you just trading one greenhouse gas emitter for another?"...
  • EPA Secretly Changing MPG Numbers Ahead Of Cash For Clunkers, Screwing Consumers

    07/28/2009 3:04:19 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 58 replies · 3,935+ views
    Jalopnik ^ | Jul 27 2009 | Matt Hardigree
    EPA Secretly Changing MPG Numbers Ahead Of Cash For Clunkers, Screwing Consumers By Matt Hardigree, 3:30 PM on Mon Consumers hoping to trade in their old "clunkers" for new vehicles through the Cash for Clunkers (or CARS) program are discovering the EPA changed fuel economy numbers for some cars last week, making it impossible to trade them in! New Jersey resident Jeff Chase was considering trading in his 1989 Mazda 929 for a new car and checked the government's website and it said it met the 18 MPG threshold to be considered a gas-guzzling clunker. He went back later...
  • French MicroJoule concept car gets 8,923 miles per gallon

    07/08/2009 6:52:58 PM PDT · by jbp1 · 50 replies · 1,681+ views
    / ^ | March 18, 2008 | Jorge Chapa
    What is the most efficient vehicle on the planet? And more importantly, how far can it go on a single liter of gas? The Microjoule is your answer, getting over 3,794 kilometers per liter, or approximately 8,923 miles per gallon! Looking less like a car than an amoeba-on-wheels, the Microjoule is the design of students from the French Technical School, St. Joseph La Joliverie, who are set to compete in the Eco-Marathon 2008 to be held in Europe this coming May.
  • Not So Fast With Those Electric Cars

    07/08/2009 5:07:23 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 27 replies · 1,134+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 7, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    Alternative Energy: A government report says reliance on electric cars will do little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and may merely shift our dependence on foreign sources from one set of dictators to another..."If you are using coal-fired power plants, and half the country's electricity comes from coal-powered plants, are you just trading one greenhouse gas emitter for another?" asks Mark Gaffigan, co-author of the GAO report. The report itself notes: "Reductions in CO2 emissions depend on generating electricity used to charge the vehicles from lower-emission sources of energy."
  • $600 Car that Gets 258 MPG

    07/06/2009 8:52:22 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 68 replies · 3,105+ views ^ | 07 06 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    What if you could buy a car for yourself, one for your spouse, and one for each of your kids, and still spend way less than you would on one average new car? Well, if you lived in China you could. This is not a toy, not a concept car. It is a newly developed single seat car in highly aerodynamic tear-shape road-proven real car. It is ready to be launched as a single-seater for sale in Shanghai in 2010 for a mere RMB 4,000 (US$600)! Interested? Wait till you learn that it will cruise at 100-120 Km/Hr with an...
  • Definitive Proof That Government’s Attempts To Regulate Fuel Mileage Is Asinine

    06/05/2009 4:11:05 PM PDT · by vaper69 · 11 replies · 756+ views
    Anyone interested in a car that gets 110 mpg, 400 hp, and 500 tq? Of course you are, but where can you get such an automobile? What if I told you that you just need to get the engine, and put it in your car? Awesome huh? A man has invented an E85 engine that gets all those stats. E85 is known for being very inefficient, but it delivers more horsepower to engines that can run on it while reducing mpg. All we needed was someone to make E85 efficient. Well, now we have.
  • This family sedan seems to prove that Zero's new CAFE standards can be met in a "normal" car.

    05/25/2009 1:57:15 PM PDT · by seatrout · 36 replies · 1,805+ views
    Car and Driver ^ | August 2008 | Jared Gall
    It’s rare that we test two-year-old cars, but this particular Accord is rarer—in the U.S., anyway—than burlesque houses in a Texan polygamy camp. Under the hood is a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine. It’s happy as low as 1300 rpm, but power starts at about 1600, with a whopping 251 pound-feet of torque (55 percent more than the current four-cylinder Accord) available at 2000 rpm. There is a nearly imperceptible difference between 70- or 80-percent throttle and flat-footing it, meaning the car feels quick when driven at about 8/10th, but sluggish when it’s really hammered. It took 8.9 seconds to wind the...
  • Lightweight, Fuel-Efficient Cars Not Necessarily Less Safe

    05/23/2009 5:09:48 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 87 replies · 3,650+ views ^ | 5-19-09 | Mike Simpson, Kristine Chan-Lizardo, Cory Lowe, and Cameron M. Burns
    President Obama announced on May 19, 2009, a “historic agreement to help America break its addiction to oil.” The centerpiece of that announcement was a new 35.5-mpg CAFE standard for 2016. Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has been advocating the entry of fuel-efficient cars into the market for years. The time is now ripe, and we are in the midst of a major national push for the adoption of these cars. One of the barriers to widespread adoption is the common-yet-misleading line of logic that most consumers follow—that fuel efficiency equates to smaller, less safe cars. This misperception is fed by...
  • Finally, Obama To Announce 42-MPG-By-2016 Requirement As Single US Standard

    05/18/2009 2:56:39 PM PDT · by wk4bush2004 · 88 replies · 3,124+ views
    According to reports in The New York Times and elsewhere, President Barack Obama will resolve conflicts between state and Federal fuel economy standards by announcing that California's stricter limits will be applied nationwide. By the 2016 model year, new rules will require each carmaker's Corporate Average Fleet Economy (CAFE) to reach 42 miles per gallon, weighted by sales. That is the level effectively required by California's limits on greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide.
  • In the 35 MPG Future, Which Cars Make the Cut?

    01/26/2009 1:23:38 PM PST · by Hazwaste · 20 replies · 883+ views
    Now that the Obama administration is reconsidering California's plan to increase the fuel economy of cars sold in the Golden State and 13 others to 35 miles per gallon by 2016, we wondered how close the automakers are to getting there.

    09/10/2008 7:12:43 AM PDT · by Marze Por Gohar Reports · 1 replies · 133+ views
    Marze Por Gohar ^ | September 3, 2008 | Marze Por Gohar Party
    MPG PRESS RELEASE: MPG ACTIVIST AND IRANIAN JOURNALIST ALI VAHID FLEES POLITICAL PERSECUTION AFTER EXECUTION OF YET ANOTHER MPG MEMBER IN IRAN The Marze Por Gohar Party is pleased to announce that our member Ali Vahid has successfully managed to flee the political persecution that he was suffering in the Islamic Republic of Iran due to the severe threats posed to his life. Mr. Vahid was the Editor in Chief for various publications in Iran, with Nedaye Ghumes being the more prominent publication he managed. Starting six months ago, Mr. Vahid, who had been a subject of political persecution, censorship...
  • IR of Iran and the Dirty Bomb

    08/26/2008 5:38:31 AM PDT · by Marze Por Gohar Reports · 140+ views ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | Jamie Glazov
    FrontPage Interview’s guest today is Hadi T. Ardestani, a Nuclear Waste Management Expert and a Marz-e Por Gohar Nuclear Issues Specialist. He is also a Marz-e Por Gohar Nuclear Committee Chairman and an M.S. Environmental Sciences and Management, Nuclear Waste Management Specialist. FP: Hadi T. Ardestani, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Ardestani: Thank you for giving me this opportunity to talk about the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear activities as a nuclear specialist in Marz-e Por Gohar and as the chairman for MPG's nuclear committee. FP: I would like to focus with you today on Iran and what we would call...
  • The Psychology of Fuel Efficiency

    07/21/2008 5:19:03 PM PDT · by decimon · 27 replies · 110+ views
    Science & Law Blog ^ | Jun 25, 2008 | Edward K. Cheng
    < > Say you have the ability to trade in a 10 MPG SUV for a 20 MPG crossover, or a 25 MPG car for a 50 MPG hybrid. Which switch is better for the environment? As it turns out, the former, even though one might be tempted to say that the former only improves efficiency by 10 MPG while the latter improves it by 25. Assume a 100 mile trip. The SUV will consume 10 gallons versus 5 gallons for the crossover for a net savings of 5 gallons. The car will consume 4 gallongs versus 2 gallons for...
  • Cruze news: [Chevy] Cobalt replacement to get turbo'd 1.4-liter and 40 mpg

    07/14/2008 6:09:19 AM PDT · by wolf78 · 78 replies · 740+ views
    autoblog ^ | Jul 14th 2008 | Jeremy Korzeniewski
    Rising fuel prices, both in the U.S. and abroad, means that automakers can now offer similar engines in vehicles sold throughout the world. According to Automotive News, General Motors' next small car, the Chevrolet Cruze, will be offered with a new 1.4-liter force-fed four-banger, putting out between 120 and 140 horsepower and returning fuel mileage in the 40 mpg range.
  • Napoleon Man's Low-Profile Auto Aims For $10 million Mileage Prize (100 MPG 1987 Mustang)

    07/04/2008 5:58:22 AM PDT · by kellynla · 46 replies · 1,157+ views ^ | July 1, 2008 | LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE
    NAPOLEON, Ohio - Doug Pelmear has lots of secrets beneath the hood of his black 1987 Ford Mustang on which the only outward hint of individuality is a series of stickers. But looks can be deceiving. Mr. Pelmear's 21-year-old pony car has enough technological innovation to quadruple the classic Mustang's original gas mileage while almost doubling its available horsepower. That's 80 miles per gallon and 400 horsepower, folks. And the 48-year-old electronics engineer and master mechanic is not done yet. The third-generation automotive tinkerer hopes that next year his Mustang - more specifically its engine - will help him win...
  • German journalists eke out 73 mpg in a production car (Diesel Skoda)

    06/04/2008 12:09:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies · 248+ views
    AutoblogGreen ^ | June 3, 2008 | Xavier Navarro
    This time, a high mile per gallon number was recorded in Europe and not with a Peugeot. A group of German motor journalists managed to get 3.2 l/100 km (73 mpg U.S.) in a Skoda Fabia TDI Greenline. The car had a 1.4 TDI (diesel) engine good for 80 HP. The thirty-six journalists (we're guessing not all of them at the same time) drove the Czech subcompact for 124 km (about 80 miles), using normal highways between Austria and Germany and never going below 60 km/h (40 mph). The only "trick" they used was maintaining as constant a speed as...
  • 6 Gas-Saving Myths (You'll Be Surprised)

    05/23/2008 11:18:17 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 91 replies · 190+ views
    CNN via Yahoo! Finance ^ | Thursday, May 15, 2008 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    Sure you want to save gas, but there's a lot of bad advice on how to do it. Some of it makes no difference, and some of it can wind up costing you. With gasoline prices hitting record levels, it seems everyone has a tip on how to save fuel. Much of the advice is well-intentioned, but in the end, much of it won't lower your gas bill. Here's a look at a few misconceptions: #1. Fill Your Tank in the Morning You may have heard that it's best to fill your gas tank in the early morning while the...
  • Why The 2009 Camaro Is Doomed

    05/16/2008 1:18:43 PM PDT · by XR7 · 84 replies · 1,744+ views
    NMA ^ | 5/16/08 | Eric Peters
    Motorheads don’t want to hear it; refuse to believe it — but ugly realities are coming down hard on the ‘09 Camaro that will very possibly cause GM to pull the plug before the first one ever rolls off the line. Doubt that? Consider the stillborn rear-wheel-drive next generation Chevy Impala — nixed because of concerns within GM about the possibility of meeting the pending (2012) 35 mpg fuel economy edict recently passed by Congress. A lighter front-drive car with a V-6 instead of a V-8 can make the cut; a V-8 RWD Impala can’t. So it’s gone. So is...
  • Hyundai intros 28mpg full-size diesel i800 VAN in Europe

    05/12/2008 12:32:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies · 63+ views ^ | 05/12/2008 | Source: Hyundai PR
    While Hyundai offers a front wheel drive minivan in the U.S. market called the Entourage, it's only available with the Korean manufacturer's 3.8L gas V-6. It gets an EPA overall rating of 18mpg, which is competitive in its segment here in North America but no great shakes overall. Overseas, Hyundai has just released a new eight-seat rear wheel drive full-sized van called the i800. The i800 gets motivation from a 2.5L four cylinder diesel engine with common rail injection. The diesel generates 170hp and 289lb-ft of torque which won't get any enthusiasts excited in this application (what enthusiast would...
  • Khosla Ventures Increases Stake in Transonic Combustion; 100 MPG Demonstrator Targeted for Q3 2008

    01/18/2008 7:37:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies · 320+ views ^ | 01/18/2008 | Staff
    Khosla Ventures has increased its investment in fuel-injection company Transonic Combustion, Inc. to become the company’s largest preferred shareholder. Transonic is an R&D-phase company developing an advanced fuel injection system for automobiles which promises to dramatically increase fuel efficiency. This fuel injection system allows engines to run on gasoline, diesel and a wide range of bio-renewables. Transonic says that a unique aspect of its technology is that it can precisely control fuel heat release during the combustion process without using spark ignition or relying on compression ignition. Although it is holding details on the technology close, Transonic says that the...
  • Study Finds Certain Ethanol Blends Can Provide Better Fuel Economy Than Gasoline (???)

    12/05/2007 9:29:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 102 replies · 216+ views ^ | 12/05/07 | Staff
    Research findings released today indicate that mid-range ethanol blends—fuel mixtures with more ethanol than 10% (E10) but less than 85% (E85)—can in some cases provide better fuel economy than regular unleaded gasoline, even in standard, non-flex-fuel vehicles. The new study, co-sponsored by the US Department of Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), also found that mid-range ethanol blends reduce harmful tailpipe emissions. Previous assumptions held that ethanol’s lower energy content directly correlates with lower fuel economy for drivers. Those assumptions were found to be incorrect. Instead, the new research suggests that there is an optimal blend level of...
  • Want a 100 mpg car?

    04/13/2007 2:39:36 PM PDT · by hripka · 46 replies · 2,112+ views
    ZPE Energy ^ | April 7, 2007 | Peter Lindemann, DSc
    --SNIP-- If you want a car that will get 100 miles per gallon of fuel, you can build your own right now. This plan is based on an idea I got from a friend, but it has worked in the past and will work again. The idea is this. Start with a small car that weighs no more than about 2000 pounds. Many small sedans and hatchbacks from Honda, Toyota, Ford, Geo, Suzuki, Nissan, and the like are available. It must have a standard transmission and a good clutch. Next, throw out (remove and sell) the 80 hp engine it...
  • Car makers attack fuel measures

    03/15/2007 7:40:09 PM PDT · by traumer · 4 replies · 330+ views
    US carmakers have said they need help in tackling the challenges the industry is facing set by global warming. The heads of General Motors, Chrysler and Ford said that measures to improve fuel efficiency were not enough and may cost thousands of jobs. They told a House of Representatives subcommittee that the car industry alone could not act on climate change. US car firms are facing major struggles as they try to reshape their business in the face of stiff competition. The car makers were joined by Toyota and the United Autos Workers (UAW) Union in the meeting with politicians...
  • EPA Revises MPG Test, Mileage Estimates to Drop

    01/10/2007 9:15:46 AM PST · by sully777 · 30 replies · 776+ views
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new testing procedures that will cause fuel economy estimates on the stickers of new vehicles to drop an average of 12% for city driving on most 2008 model year vehicles, and 8% for highway driving, the Associated Press reported. The changes are in response to consumer complaints that fuel economy estimates often don't match real-world driving. The EPA's new procedure will take into account data from vehicle tests designed to more accurately assess high-speed driving, rapid acceleration, the use of air conditioning and driving in cold temperatures, the story said. Highly fuel-efficient vehicles are...
  • Diesel Drivers Report Superior Real-World Fuel Efficiency

    01/03/2007 9:18:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies · 928+ views ^ | 12/15/2006 | EPA
    EPA “YourMPG” Data Reveal Diesel Vehicle Drivers Consistently Achieve Higher MPG Than Figures Displayed On Window Stickers WASHINGTON – Diesel-powered vehicles deliver more real-world miles per gallon than the numbers on new-car window stickers currently indicate, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “YourMPG” database. The findings were detailed in EPA’s “Final Technical Supporting Document” accompanying the agency’s new fuel economy labeling rule released Tuesday. The “YourMPG” data, compiled by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, includes 221 diesel drivers measuring their own fuel economy and providing their real-world MPG to an Internet database. EPA then compared this real-world data with...
  • Diesel Drivers Report Higher Fuel Economy Than EPA Rating; Hybrid Lower

    12/15/2006 12:43:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies · 1,018+ views ^ | 12/15/2006 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Diesel-powered vehicles deliver more real-world miles per gallon than the numbers on new-car window stickers currently indicate, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "YourMPG" database. The findings were detailed in EPA's "Final Technical Supporting Document" accompanying the agency's new fuel economy labeling rule released Tuesday. The "YourMPG" data, compiled by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, includes 221 diesel drivers measuring their own fuel economy and providing their real-world MPG to an Internet database. EPA then compared this real- world data with the projected fuel economy calculations it requires for all new cars. "As can be seen,...
  • Clearwater Man Puts Technology To Work

    05/20/2006 10:05:50 PM PDT · by Sunsong · 34 replies · 3,333+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | November 27, 2005 | WILL RODGERS
    Denny Klein thinks he has found a new commercial use for hydrogen technology. Working in a small, two-room shop at the Airport Business Center, Klein, 63, said he has developed a gas that speeds welding and fusing times and improves automobile fuel efficiency 30 percent. Although the technology Klein uses -- electrolysis -- has been around for decades, he said it's the form of gas that comes out of his electrolyzer and the characteristics of the gas that set his hydrogen technology apart. Klein's gas is two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. Sound familiar? Yep, it's water. Electrolysis is...
  • Water-powered car featured in local TV news report

    05/20/2006 9:56:48 PM PDT · by Sunsong · 24 replies · 5,996+ views
    Auto Blog Green ^ | 5/15/06 | Sebastian Blanco
    The hydrogen economy is closer than we think. At least, that's the image portrayed by this TV news report from FOX 26 (as far as I can tell, the report aired last year, and I'm not sure which city this FOX 26 is in. For our purposes, these details don't really matter). The report focuses on Denny Klein, president of Hydrogen Technology Applications, and his water-powered car. There is some impressive imagery at work in the piece. Seeing someone pour water into an engine and getting energy out of it is pretty amazing. And slicing through metal with a water-based...
  • Mater Dei wins second straight gas mileage contest at IRP (cars get over 1000+ mpg)

    04/25/2006 2:38:51 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 37 replies · 2,759+ views
    WTHR 13 Eyewitness News ^ | Tuesday April 25th, 2006
    Mater Dei wins second straight gas mileage contest at IRP Indianapolis, April 25, 2006 - Evansville Mater Dei won its second straight Super Mileage Challenge at Indianapolis Raceway Park Monday, averaging more than 1,200 miles per gallon of gas. The car was designed, built and driven by its student team members. The contest was sponsored by the Indiana Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Alliance. Mater Dei won the stock class for the second straight year, improving its fuel efficiency by more than 200 miles per gallon from last year. Lafayette Harrison won the unlimited class, averaging almost 11-hundred miles per...
  • 100-MPG Toyota Prius in the Works for 2009

    04/14/2006 7:09:27 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 91 replies · 5,051+ views ^ | 4/12/05 |
    Expect something amazing from the next Toyota Prius — like fuel economy that pushes past the 100-mpg barrier. Due in two years as a 2009 model, the next Prius is set to be an evolution, company sources say. The hybrid will retain the same basic 1.5-liter hybrid drivetrain. But Toyota is now on a mission to do two things: drive the economy ratings skyward, and cut the associated costs by 20-30 percent.
  • Latest Statement of Tehran and Suburbs Public Transport Trade Union

    02/18/2006 11:30:28 AM PST · by SadeghSaleh · 176+ views
    Marze Por Gohar Party ^ | 2/18/2006 | SadeghSaleh
    Latest Statement of Tehran and Suburbs Public Transport Trade Union 2006-02-18 Latest Statement of Tehran and Suburbs Public Transport Trade Union English Translation by Marze Por Gohar Party Thank you all the union workers around the world that in defense to Tehran and Suburbs Public Transport Trade Union announced a solidarity day on Feb 15th 2006 and expressed their protest to anti-union activity to the authorities of the Islamic Republic. Tehran and suburb buss-driver union remind the 3 of its numerous needs 1. The Islamic Republic shall fully and officially recognize the union. 2. Without any conditions release detained union...
  • The EPA seeks comments on new test methods for fuel economy window stickers [Action Alert]

    01/11/2006 5:13:54 AM PST · by TaxRelief · 2 replies · 214+ views
    EPA ^ | January, 10, 2006 | John Millett, 202-564-4355
    To provide consumers with more real-world fuel economy information when shopping for cars, SUVs, and pick-up trucks, EPA is proposing new methods to determine the city and highway mpg estimates that appear on the window stickers. The new methods will take effect for model year 2008 vehicles, which will generally be available for sale in fall of 2007. "With President Bush encouraging energy conservation, EPA is ensuring American motorists can be confident that the fuel economy estimates more closely reflect today's real world driving experiences," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. "Consumers weigh a variety of factors when shopping for...
  • Hot Rod Heirs Customize Cars to get 300 MPG

    08/23/2005 10:37:36 PM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 60 replies · 6,140+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | 08/16/2005 | Catherine Ellsworth
    Owners of hybrid cars claim to be stealing a march on their makers by customising them to go even further for less fuel, in one case doing up to 300 miles per gallon. Green-minded enthusiasts in California are turning the popular vehicles into "plug-in cars" that can be recharged using off-peak electricity from the mains. The fuel-efficient hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius, Honda Civic and Ford Escape, have two computer-integrated engines: a petrol and an electric one. Both drive the wheels with the battery-powered motor charged up during braking and coasting. Unlike electric cars, they never need to be...
  • Ratings rankle hybrid owners, EPA estimates fall short in real world

    08/01/2005 8:10:03 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 127 replies · 2,533+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | July 30, 2005 | Bradley Berman, The New York Times
    For decades, Americans have paid little attention to the fuel economy numbers on cars' window stickers -- or to whether their vehicles actually attained those mileage figures. But for hybrid car owners, impressive city and highway mileage numbers are often the primary selling point. When a hybrid's mileage falls short, the owner logically asks why the real-world figures don't match the ones listed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Consumer groups and transportation policy analysts often point to the EPA's test procedure as the cause. Critics say the test cycle, a simulated route of starts and stops to replicate city and...
  • Gas-conscious car buyers in for mpg sticker shock

    06/01/2005 8:34:45 AM PDT · by gridlock · 33 replies · 1,697+ views
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 4/16/05 | CHARLES POPE AND LISA STIFFLER
    WASHINGTON -- Back in the good old days when the price of gas in Seattle was a mere $1.50 a gallon, miles-per-gallon weren't so important. The number was a curiosity, the basis for bragging rights and mental exercise during long trips. That was two years ago. Today, with the price of gas pushing beyond $2.45 a gallon in the Puget Sound region and federal projections saying it will reach $3 this summer, the miles-per-gallon estimates calculated by the Environmental Protection Agency have taken on a new prominence in a nation suddenly intent on squeezing every mile out of its cars....
  • Transcripts of speeches given at Dr. Vafadari's memorial event

    06/01/2005 12:35:57 AM PDT · by SadeghSaleh · 224+ views
    Marze Por Gohar Party ^ | June 01, 2005 | SadeghSaleh
    Transcripts of speeches given at Dr. Vafadari's memorial event The following are excerpts, transcripts and summaries from speeches given at Kasra Vafadari Memorial event that took place in Santa Monica on Saturday May 28th 2005. Roozbeh Farahanipour -Kasra is the 4th person that Roozbeh has worked with who has been killed by the Islamic Republic: first was Kourosh Aryamanesh, 2nd and 3rd were Dariush and Parvaneh Forouhar. -Kasra is not the first to be murdered by IR in France, and Kasra was a dual citizen, like Zahra Kazemi the Canadian journalist who was murdered on her assignment in the IR....
  • A memorial service honoring Dr. Kasra Vafadaari

    06/01/2005 12:32:43 AM PDT · by SadeghSaleh · 136+ views
    Marze Por Gohar Party ^ | June 01, 2005 | SadeghSaleh
    A memorial service honoring Dr. Kasra Vafadaari Directions to Santa Monica Mall WHEN: 6 P.M. Saturday, May 28 2005 WHERE: Santa Monica Mall. 395 Santa Monica Place Santa Monica, California WHO: Speakers Roozbeh Farahanipour, Faryar Nickbacht and Roxanne Ganji WHAT: Memorial service honoring Dr. Kasra Vafadaari Dear Dr. Kasra Vafadaari, your name is immortal for every true Iranian and forever in our hearts, because you too are now a part of our historical heritage: you’ve joined the ranks of history’s noblemen who have paid with their blood the price to upkeep and maintain our homeland, Iran. That is why we...