Kandi Launches Carsharing In Luzhou; Grassley Fights For Renewables In Tax Bill
Kandi adds 1,500 EVs for carsharing in Luzhou, China. Urban Air Institute says E0 is more harmful to engines than E10. Senator Grassley fights for inclusion of renewable energy in tax bill. Scientists develop microcapsules for self-extinguishing batteries.
European Automakers Concerned About Further CO2 Restrictions
Tanner Foust will drive in the One Tank Across The USA challenge. Carlos Ghosn suggests measures other than limiting new cars to reduce emissions. The Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership is now accepting applications from states.
BMW finds "technical challenges" with Malaysia's proposed B10 biodiesel blend. A new real estate lease allows Tesla to expand manufacturing in California. Pacific Ethanol becomes the fifth-largest US producer.
Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is in favor of removing $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies and using the money to support ethanol. He also suggests a 30 percent ethanol blend in fuel.
Ford Tests Cylinder Deactivation In 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine, Joule CO2 Ethanol Meets Standards
Plug-in hybrid sales are expected to drop in Holland with decreased incentives. Ford is testing cylinder deactivation in 1.0-liter EcoBoost for improved economy. Silicon Valley startup Atieva is building an EV in Tesla's backyard with some former talent. Tests show Joule recycled CO2 ethanol is ready for use in fuel.
The RFS Has Rules, But EPA Might Not Be Enforcing Them
A study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that millions of acres of crops might be contributing to the country's ethanol supply, while being in violation of the rules under the Renewable Fuels Standard.
A new video shows how happy retailers are with E15. While the output of onboard chargers improves, lower power ratings continue to dominate. SolarCity says Tesla's battery makes solar systems two-thirds cheaper.
A new introduced to the House aims to deregulate E15. A bipartisan group of 37 senators are asking the EPA to strengthen the RFS. The Toyota Mobility Foundation is launching a pilot program in Bangkok, Thailand.