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  1. The Truth about Hydrogen EV's

    Alternative Energy - Solar, Geo-Thermal, Bio-fuels
    Interesting review of hydrogen fuel cell EV's vs. battery EV's The usual anti-EV comments follow the video.
  2. If Trump Administration eases fuel economy rules, CA Regulations may override

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    http://ktla.com/2017/03/15/trump-to-ease-federal-fuel-economy-rules-california-regulations-could-require-higher-fuel-economy-standard/ Interesting article...California may be the tail that wags the dog here. CA emissions standards are adopted in 12 other states, about one third of the country...
  3. Mitsubishi admits manipulating fuel economy data

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Mitsubishi Motors Corp admitted to manipulating test data to overstate the fuel economy of 625,000 cars sold in Japan after Nissan Motor, which markets a similar model made by Mitsubishi, found a discrepancy in fuel efficiency test data. The tests overstated fuel efficiency by 5 percent to 10...
  4. Do I Actually Need Premium Fuel?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    This topic pops up every few months or so on this forum. This is a link to a blog I follow (among others) for DIY tips for my ICE-powered vehicle. Bottom line: Read (and follow) your owner's manual. The author is a mechanical engineer, not a petroleum or automotive engineer, that just happens...
  5. 131 mpg over a distance of 100 miles compared to 78 mpg with a 2010 Prius

    Propulsion Systems - Chevy Volt
    We had the chance to compare mpg of non plug-in Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt during the same trip of 100 miles. Both car are really fuel efficient especially when we drive slow. It takes more than 100 miles to beat the volt on fuel efficiency and total energy including electricity... We began...
  6. Bob Lutz: Raise gas taxes to meet fuel economy targets

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    From the Detroit Free Press, some thoughts on fuel economy from Mr. Lutz: http://www.freep.com/article/20130418/BUSINESS0101/304180142/general-motors-bob-lutz-fuel-economy-taxes Have to say I agree with these thoughts... If gasoline remains a cheap commodity, what is the incentive to improve...
  7. Inside GM's Push for 55 MPG

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    "GM engineer Douglas Drauch palms one of the 288 lithium-ion cells that together make up the battery pack of a plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt." Some light reading with pictures...
  8. CR Survey: 73% to Consider a Hybrid, Diesel, EV

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    Some 73% of those surveyed said they would be willing to consider an alternatively fueled vehicle, like a hybrid, diesel or a full electric car. More than a third of consumers, some 37%, cited fuel economy as the most important consideration in buying their next car. Quality came in at 17%...
  9. Fueleconomy.gov's Top Ten EPA-Rated Fuel Sippers (2012)

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    #1 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV at 112 MPG. #2 2012 Nissan Leaf at 99 MPG, #3 2012 Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Van at 62 MPG #4 the 2012 Chevrolet Volt *Ranked by combined gas/electricity rating of 60 MPGe http://fueleconomy.gov/feg/topten.jsp Are you getting more than 62 MPG in your Volt? Let...
  10. Opel Ampera : 196 MPG

    Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Opel has announced the official fuel economy of the Ampera : 1.2 l/100km, which translates to 196 MPG. Of course this is not the CS fuel economy, but a different calculation. In fact, it's a fuel consumption of a complete battery range + 25 kilometers. As fuel is only consumed in the last 25...
  11. New Fuel Economy Label Affects 2013 Volt

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Consumers will be to enter information about their commutes and driving behavior to get a more precise estimate of fuel costs. The rule also finalizes new labels for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to convert the use of electricity to a miles per gallon equivalent — and to allow users to...
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