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    Study: Diesel exhaust causes 6% of all lung cancer deaths
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    If there were ever a reason for automakers like Audi and Volkswagen to get their "clean diesel" technology – or something even cleaner, i.e., zero-emission vehicles – on the road, this is it. Researchers at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands say up to six percent of ...

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    Study: University of Maryland study reiterates Peak Oil threat
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    Just because gas prices have been steadily declining since March doesn't mean we should all get comfortable with the idea of lower refueling costs and a dependable fuel supply. In fact, a University of Maryland study titled "Economic Vulnerability to Peak Oil" pushes the panic button a bit. The ...

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    Looking back on the Arab Oil Embargo, 40 years ago this week
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    Well before the start of AutoblogGreen, well before there were blogs, before even the first production hybrid vehicle, there was the Arab Oil Embargo. It happened 40 years ago this week, which means now is as good a time as any to take a look back at a time when getting gas in the US was a ...

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    Report: Bollore accuses BMW of 'industrial espionage' over Bluecar EV secrets
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    Bollore has a beef with BMW, and it's apparently serious. The company that runs the French carsharing service Autolib filed a criminal complaint against the German automaker of, "using spies to gather information on its electric cars," in the words of AFP. The problem, allegedly, is that two ...

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    Report: MIT: vehicle emissions cause 53,000 extra deaths a year
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    53,000 early deaths are attributed to exhaust from cars and trucks, annually. And now for some not-so-uplifting news for your Labor Day weekend, especially if it involves a long road trip. Emissions from electric-power generation, industrial operations, commercial and residential sources and ...

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    Report: Chinese EV company registers 'Snowden' for EV tech trademark
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    Turns out, there is a quick way to get a lot of free publicity for your electric car company. Take the biggest name in leaks and apply it to you plug-in vehicles. That's the idea behind Chinese electric car technology company Hong Yuan Lan Xiang's (HYLX) new tradmark registration application. The ...

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    Read This: Why EV prices are being slashed, and how that affects pickup sales
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    So, hey, what's up with all these plug-in vehicle price drops? The 2013 Nissan Leaf kicked off the trend with a $6,400 decrease in January. Since then, we have seen lower and lower lease prices for EVs and the 2014 Chevy Volt just joined the party with a $5,000 drop last week. The lower prices ...

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    Report: Ohio gas station accidentally sells pure ethanol as gasoline
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    The US Department of Energy lists 91 stations in the state of Ohio that dispense an 85-percent ethanol blend (aka E85). Unfortunately, one unlisted station in the Buckeye State took the biofuel a step further earlier this week. The GetGo station in Brunswick, about 25 miles southwest of ...

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    Video: 'What On Earth!' documentary shows how cars might look to aliens
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    There's a classic The Far Side comic where two aliens, cleverly disguised as traffic lights, discuss eliminating the Earth's population slowly, one at a time. The joke, of course, is that things aren't always what they seem. Apparently, filmmakers Les Drew and Kaj Pindal had a similar idea back ...

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    Official: Tesla joining NASDAQ-100 July 15, booting off Oracle
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    The meteoric rise of Tesla Motors' stock this year has not only raised a bunch of money for the company and paid off its debts, it's also about to help push the stock into the rarefied NASDAQ-100. The news out today is that TSLA will join the NASDAQ-100 Index, a listing of the 100 largest ...

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    President Obama calls for cleaner coal plants, which will make EVs cleaner
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    We forget where we heard it first, but we've always liked the argument for plug-in vehicles that they are able to get cleaner over time. Whether it's through installing solar panels on your roof or taking advantage of Tesla's solar-powered Superchargers, with an EV it is possible to make the ...

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    Official: Number of autogas stations quietly growing in US to almost 3,000
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    Alliance AutoGas has announced the installation of its 600th autogas (a.k.a. propane) refueling station in the US this month. That's about 21 percent of the 2,842 total propane autogas stations now in the US, according to US Department of Energy data. The Alliance AutoGas industry organization ...

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    Study: Diesel particulates, other air pollutants linked to autism in children
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    Our economy runs on diesel. It's burned in the road-going rigs that bring us everything from potatoes to potpourris. If it's on a store shelf, it likely arrived by oil-burning truck. Increasingly, diesel engines are also finding a home in our passenger cars, migrating from Europe, where they've ...

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    Report: DOJ, Arkansas suing ExxonMobil over crude oil spill
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    Earlier this year, an ExxonMobil pipeline oil spill dumped around 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil in suburban Mayflower, AR. It was a mess, and prompted a discussion about oil pipelines in the US, most notably the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Yesterday, the US Department of Justice and ...

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    Official: PlugWiz calculator shows financial benefits of driving electric
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    The number of online calculators that can help plug-in drivers discover cost-to-drive savings compared to gasoline vehicles continues to grow. Yesterday, the EPA announced the eGallon device, which gives a broad overview of gas vs. electricity costs. Another new entrant is the more customizable ...

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    Auctions: Quirky Kurbwatt electric postal van from 1980s surfaces on eBay
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    Here's a tough sell on eBay: an old electric postal delivery van that only gets eight miles of range. It could go up to 40 miles on a charge, but that would cost about $1,600 for a new battery on top of the $2,400 asking price. The vehicle up for discussion is a Kurbwatt electric van, which runs ...

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    Read This: Is peak oil never going to happen?
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    You can make a coherent, logical argument for cars that don't burn gasoline without once mentioning global petroleum supply. You can talk about international relations and the power of gasoline exporters (just read the first three paragraphs of this for a bit of history). You can talk about ...

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    Study: Idaho has highest percentage of transportation-related emissions
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    Is there a plethora of big rigs in the Gem State? Results of a US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report tracking state-by-state energy-related carbon dioxide emission makes that question worth asking, as Idaho was the state with the highest percentage of emissions stemming from the ...

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    Exclusive: Ram 2500 Power Wagon commercial shoot ends with truck spending night in ocean
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    It's pretty by the ocean. So pretty that it feels like 80 percent of all car commercials are filmed on winding coastal roads (another 80 percent are filmed on mountains and another 80 on mysteriously car-free roads elsewhere). It's particularly pretty in Humboldt County, California, which the ...

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    Study: EPA says US air is getting cleaner, GHG emissions dropped 1.6% in 2011
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    Transportation is not solely responsible for the mess of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the air, but our cars and trucks (and ships, trains, and planes) were the second-biggest factor in GHG in the US in 2011. The good news is that overall emissions are on the decline, dropping 1.6 percent ...

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