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Transport energy demand to rise despite efforts

Consumers are more aware than ever that global energy demand is increasing. As the world population continues to rise, which creates additional demand on all aspects of energy consumption, there are growing concerns about the effects on the environment, natural resources, and peoples’ health. 

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UK continues to facilitate the electric lifestyle

In the UK, there are currently around 7,500 publicly-accessible EV chargers available, with many more planned. By 2020, the European car parc will include more than 2.9 million plug-in EVs, supported by over 4.1 million EV charging stations, according to research by Navigant. It is expected that the UK, Germany, ...

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Scott McCormick, President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association, confirmed for Automotive Megatrends USA 2015

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Scott McCormick, President, Connected Vehicle Trade Association, has been confirmed as a moderator in the Connected Car stream at Automotive Megatrends USA 2015, which takes place on March 17th, 2015. McCormick has degrees in Mathematics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, a Master’s in Business Administration, and Doctoral Research in Artificial Intelligence. ...

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Goodbye Opel Ampera, hello new Opel EV

Although Karl-Thomas Neumann, Opel Chief Executive, said at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year that the Ampera was here to stay, he has recently taken to Twitter to announce its end, and future EV replacement.

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Real-world benefits of automatic stop-start technology

2014 Chevrolet Malibu

While there are many ways of improving the fuel economy and emissions of conventional gasoline and diesel engines through techniques such as downsizing and turbocharging, one relatively simple means attracting greater OEM attention is stop-start technology. According to Sustainable America, a new environmental not-for-profit organisation, the average US driver spends ...

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US attempts to increase acceptance of alt fuel vehicles

2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Other than issues with cost, infrastructure and availability, one of the key barriers to the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles is education. If consumers or commercial vehicle drivers in the US are asked about their opinion regarding various alternative fuels, it is likely they will raise issues with initial cost, ...

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