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Australia sees poor performance from its vehicle fuel efficiency standards

Australia sees poor performance from its vehicle fuel efficiency standards

Energy efficiency policy is heavily reliant on minimum energy performance standards for many technologies, including cars. Anna Mortimore, Lecturer, Griffith Business School at Griffith University explains in an article on The Conversation website about the less than impressive developments in vehicle efficiency in Australia. How is it in your country?   Australia has stalled on … Continue reading

Streetcars making a comeback

Streetcars making a comeback

In my neighbourhood of Montmartre in Paris, the streetcar system is being expanded as you can see in the photograph. Rhonda Bell and Phil Klinkon write on the Metro for Transit & Motorcoach Business website about their evolution. You should enjoy.   The Evolution of Streetcar Technology While streetcars may seem like an old-fashioned or … Continue reading

Better understanding how polluting our cars are

Better understanding how polluting our cars are

Almost daily we are reading about the emissions coming from vehicles and what they are doing to our air quality and health. Paul Nieuwenhuis, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director, Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence (EVCE) at Cardiff University, writes a reviewed article on the Conversation website comparing diesel and petrol vehicles.   Are diesel cars really … Continue reading

One day we may fuel our cars with iron powder

One day we may fuel our cars with iron powder

Canadian scientists are look at iron powder to one day provide a cleaner, greener alternative fuel for vehicles. Nicole Mortillaro explains on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website.   Metal as fuel? These Canadian scientists are working to make it happen Imagine one day fuelling your car with iron powder, rather than gasoline. That’s the goal … Continue reading