Global petrol prices news digest
UK: Government funding for traffic congestion-reduction projects
20-Feb-2020 by Traffic Technology TodayThe UK Government has invested £1.5m (US$1.9m) in three projects that will trial innovative technologies and new ways to use data to improve driving conditions, cut congestion, and reduce the time drivers spend in traffic jams. more information
World: How soon will electric vehicles kill the gasoline car?
24-Jan-2020 by ForbesWhen I talk about exponential growth in clean transportation—or say anything optimistic about climate change—the pessimists baulk. C’mon, they say, the overwhelming majority of our electricity comes from fossil fuels. more information
World: 8 tips for buying a car online
22-Jan-2020 by How Stuff WorksIf you've shopped for a car recently, chances are, you've wondered if there's a way to bypass the traditional car dealership. Some car manufacturers are making it easy to avoid the high-pressure sales tactics of a showroom floor, in the hopes of attracting new customers, while other services tout the ease and convenience of shopping for a car the same way you'd shop for dog food — online. more information
Australia: Electrics and hybrids the shining lights in bleak year for petrol
15-Jan-2020 by The DrivenPerhaps 2019 could go down as the year when the transition to electric vehicles started to take shape in Australia. Like the rooftop solar industry a decade earlier, sales of electric and hybrid vehicles remain low – but there is a definite trend here and every reason to believe that the uptake of EVs will be quicker over the next decade than even that of rooftop solar over the last 10 years. more information
World: Water-powered cars - how do they work?
19-Dec-2019 by AZO CleantechThe name ‘water-powered’ cars is misleading. The power to move the vehicle actually comes from the burning of hydrogen, which is derived through electrically splitting water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen gases through electrolysis. more information
Taiwan: Five things you should know about “motorbike electrification”
04-Dec-2019 by The News LensIn recent years, many countries have actively promoted electrification transportation vehicles, indicating the electrification of vehicles has become a global trend of the future. While the world is promoting electric vehicles, Taiwan’s government is also trying to keep up, even proclaiming “banning the sales of gasoline motorbikes by 2035” and actively promoting various electric scooter transformation guidance plans, hoping to lead Taiwan’s motorbikes to keep up in line with industrial trends. more information
World: Taking the pedal off the metal
02-Dec-2019 by Energy Institute At HaasWhile most of us were passed out in a tryptophan or soy induced daze on our couch, Energy Institute alum (and now fancy MIT Sloan Professor) Chris Knittel and his coauthor Shinsuke Tanaka released a really interesting and pleasantly short new working paper providing some interesting new answers. They start with a jealousy-inducing new dataset from Japan, which via a mobile phone app collected detailed micro-level information on gasoline consumption, vehicle distance traveled, and gasoline prices paid for each fill up for over 90,000 drivers for 10 years! more information