GM: Current Fuel Economy Rules ‘Not Technologically Feasible’

General Motors appeared to endorse the Trump administration’s fuel economy rollback, at least to some degree. In a federal filing made public on Monday, the largest U.S. automaker said Obama-era rules that targeted fleetwide fuel efficiency in excess of 50 miles per gallon by 2025 were “not technologically feasible or economically practicable.” Interesting, considering GM CEO […]

GM wants alternative to fuel economy standards from Obama, rollback from Trump

Here’s an official Bolt press picture from Chevy. On Friday, General Motors wrote to the Trump Administration in support of a national zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program, which would require seven percent of automakers’ sales to be zero-emissions by 2021. That percentage would increase by two percent per year until reaching 25 percent in 2030. The […]

Behind the wheel of Hyundai’s Nexo Fuel Cell EV

Electric vehicles have yet to take over the world due to a pair of shortcomings inherent to the technology: limited range and long refueling times. Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered 2019 Nexo FCEV addresses both issues — all while it cleans the atmosphere around you like a giant, driveable Coway Mighty. While the Kona Electric leans heavily on […]

Fuel price WARNING – This simple error could cost you an extra £300 annually

Motorists could be paying significantly more for their petrol or diesel than they need to by refuelling at motorway service stations compared to supermarket forecourts. New research suggests that drivers are paying almost 20 per cent (18 per cent) more to refuel their vehicle on the motorway than at a supermarket. On average drivers paid […]

‘Dance of hate’: Release of Islamic State-supporting preacher will fuel extremism, experts warn

The impending release of convicted Islamic State-supporting hate preacher Anjem Choudary could heighten the threat from both Islamists and the far-right, counter-extremism experts have warned. The Faith Matters counter-extremism network, quoted in the Independent, warned Choudary is a part of a “dance of hate where the only ones to profit have been the extremists.” Read […]

Tonight a Virgin Atlantic 747 will fly on fuel made from industrial waste gas

PNNL A little after 7pm ET tonight, a Virgin Atlantic 747 will take off from Orlando, Florida, bound for London’s Gatwick airport. This flight will be the first to use a blend of jet fuel and fuel made from industrial waste gas from a steel mill in China. This waste-gas fuel will displace some of […]

Automakers, feds, even retired generals hash out fuel economy goals

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency Compromise to Trump freeze would raise standards 2 percent annually. Continue reading Automakers, feds, even retired generals hash out fuel economy goals Automakers, feds, even retired generals hash out fuel economy goals originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:30:00 EDT. Please see our […]

Virgin to use eco-friendly jet fuel on commercial flight this October

Virgin Atlantic is about conduct a real-world test of its greener jet fuel. The airline plans to use LanzaTech’s sustainable fuel for the first time in a commercial flight this October, with a Boeing 747 relying on the low-carbon liquid for a trip from Orlando to London’s Gatwick airport. The journey will both “raise awareness” […]

US sets up coalition to track foreign ships delivering fuel to North Korea – report

A US Navy ship will reportedly host military personnel from the Five Eyes countries plus Japan and South Korea to monitor foreign vessels delivering fuel to the North in violation of UN sanctions. The coalition will include the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – America’s partners within the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance […]

China says it will not ‘surrender’ in the trade war and ‘has enough fuel to drive its economy even if a trade war is prolonged’

Reuters/Carlos Barria An editorial in the state-run China Daily paper said on Friday that China will not “surrender” in the trade war against the US. “The Trump administration should not be mistaken that China will surrender to the US demands. It has enough fuel to drive its economy even if a trade war is prolonged.” […]