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Cheaper Catalyst Cleans Diesel-Car Fumes
Science & Tech  (tags: Chemistry, emission standards, greenhouse gases, fuel economy, fuel-efficient cars, platinum-free material )

Maria
- 3374 days ago - nature.com
The expensive platinum catalyst that cleans diesel-car exhaust fumes can be replaced with cheaper materials, chemists have discovered.
100 MPGe Automotive X Prize Offers $10 Million Purse
Science & Tech  (tags: aerodynamics, automobile, biodiesel, cars, competition, concept, diy, electric, fuel economy, hybrid, innovation, race, science, technology, transportationNewTechnology, performance )

Clayton
- 4108 days ago - gas2.org
Teams from around the world are gearing up for the Automotive X Prize, a competition that will award part of $10 million to the team that builds the cleanest production-ready 100 MPGe (mile per gallon equivalent) vehicle.
Plug-In Hybrids Could Require 160 New Power Plants By 2030 (Or None At All) : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: automobiles, batteries, cars, conversions, diy, electric vehicle, EV, fuel economy, gasoline, hacks, hybrid, PHEV, plug-in, power generation, prius, transportation, research, news, transportation )

Clayton
- 4118 days ago - gas2.org
Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that nighttime charging of plug-in hybrids would not increase electricity demand over baseline levels. But if owners charge their vehicles during the day, it could require the construction of 160 new power plants.
100 MPG+ Plug-In Hybrids Already Available (Check âEUR~Em Out) : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: automobiles, batteries, cars, conversions, diy, electric vehicle, EV, fuel economy, gasoline, hacks, hybrid, PHEV, plug-in, prius, transportation )

Clayton
- 4118 days ago - gas2.org
Not everyone is waiting until 2010 to get their first plug-in hybrid. As I reported previously, Hybrids Plus out of Boulder, CO, is offering conversions for the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape hybrids, turning them into 100 MPG+ superstars. Check them out...
The World's Most Fuel Efficient Car: 285 MPG, Not A Hybrid : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: 1-Liter-Car, aerodynamics, cars, concept, diesel, fuel economy, innovation, technology, transportation, VWresearch, car, tech, science )

Clayton
- 4119 days ago - gas2.org
VW created a car that uses only 1 liter of fuel for every 100 km. That's 285 MPG, and it's not a hybrid. It's a super-efficient lightweight diesel. Take a look...
Aptera's $26,000 Electric Car and 300 MPG Hybrid Coming Soon : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: aerodynamics, Aptera, automobiles, cars, electric car, electricity, fuel, fuel economy, hybrid, PHEV, plug-in, science, technology, transportation )

Clayton
- 4120 days ago - gas2.org
For under $30,000, you will soon be able to buy an electric car with a 120 mile range, or a plug-in hybrid that gets 300 miles-per-gallon. Sound like a fantasy, but this one could be coming to a dealer near you. Slated for release in 2008 [see story].
A Biodiesel Prius? VW To Release 69.9 MPG Diesel Hybrid : Gas 2.0
Science & Tech  (tags: alternative fuels, automobiles, biodiesel, biofuel, cars, diesel, electric, fuel, fuel economy, Green, hybrid, mileage, petroleum, transportation, VW )

Clayton
- 4128 days ago - gas2.org
Toyota may lose its high-mileage stranglehold on the U.S. auto industry, thanks to Volkswagon's new Golf hybrid-electric diesel. At 69.9 MPG, the new model is a serious contender for high-mileage biodiesel usage with a ridiculously low-emissions profile.
   

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