The biggest challenge to making cars powered by fuel cells widely available is the cost of precious metals like platinum used in the cells. But now, according to Energy and Environment News, researchers are working to reduce the amount of platinum needed. . .
You’ve heard of drivers having “road rage,” but how about “range anxiety?” Well that’s the term being used to describe owners of electric cars who nervously peer at the battery charge indicator on their dashboard to see if they have enough juice. . .
In the early 80’s, one popular song said “We’re gonna rock down to Electric Avenue, and then we’ll take it higher.” Now, some 30 years later, one Pacific Northwest city has a real Electric Avenue...
CFACT's Marc Morano, editor of Climate Depot, appeared on Fox News yesterday to discuss why trucks, SUVs, and other "gas guzzlers" are responsible for last month's surge in auto sales.
Since his first term in office, President Obama has pledged to get 1 million electric cars onto America’s roads by the year 2015. And while that promise has been repeated, it appears all is not going well with the President’s initiative.
In 2009, President Obama’s Energy Department awarded a $150 million grant to a company in Michigan to manufacture batteries for vehicles like the Chevy Volt...
Electric cars are known to save on gas, but can they also be used to power electrical appliances during a blackout? Well strange as that may sound, that is precisely what electric car owners living in Japan did.
President Obama is clearly a big fan of electric cars. Not only has he made it a policy goal to put one million of them on the road by 2015, but he himself has vowed to drive a Chevy Volt when he leaves office one day. But if recent sales are any indication, it appears most Americans aren’t plugging into the President’s electric vehicle enthusiasm.
Cap-and-trade regulation to limit carbon dioxide emissions was rejected by Congress. But did you know federal agencies have applied it to cars?
The market has spoken. People don't want unreliable short-range transportation.
$151 million in stimulus funds. $500,000 for a presidential announcement, yet workers are playing cards and boardgames in Holland, MI. They have not sold a single battery.
The plug-in car energy-saving argument is running out of juice. A September Congressional Budget Office Report has concluded that all that spending “…will have no impact on the total gasoline use and greenhouse gas emissions of the nation’s vehicle fleet over the next several years.” It also found that even with the $7,500 tax credits we taxpayers generously provided to purchasers, electric cars are still a bad buy, costing owners far more over the life of the car than traditional gas-powered vehicles.
Why is the market now dead for the award-winning Chevy Volt and its cousin, the Nissan Leaf? The answer is simple: battery life and battery cost. As one observer put it, the 1902 Studebaker got 40 miles to a charge, and today’s Chevy Volt can go maybe 50 miles before its much more expensive batteries run out of juice and your back to the fossil fuel engine.
You’ve probably heard of cars that run on gasoline or electricity, but how about only air? Sound too good to be true?