Survey: Interest in Electric Cars Is …

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I just came across a good post by joanne, posted earlier today, and entitled Survey: Interest in Electric Cars Is … that I would strongly suggest everyone reads! Below are a few little excerpts in order to pique your interest!

Of those who would consider a diesel, more than half (57 percent) said they would use biodiesel fuel. …There are many potential motivations for choosing a so-called green car, but the one considered most important by the most respondents was reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil (26 percent). Other perceived benefits are lowering emissions/air pollution (21 percent), higher fuel efficiency (14 percent), combating global warming (8 percent), reducing national oil consumption (8 percent), and cutting the carbon footprint (8 percent). Men were more sensitive than women to dependence on foreign oil and to fuel efficiency, while women were more likely to say that lower emissions were a compelling benefit.

Reading joanne’s post got me thinking so I had a quick search around for more articles on the subject and discovered some more greats. For example, this post posted a fortnight ago, by admin, over on Ecobuild Emirates:

Many ask either their car will bake ethanol or E85 fuel even yet it isn’t directed towards as a be at home fuel vehicle. The answer is approbation as well as no. All gasoline vehicles have been means to work upon gasoline as well as ethanol blends of up to 10 percent. Most pumped gas sole in a United States has we estimate which volume of ethanol to encounter purify air or emissions regulations. These low commission blends have been not personal as pick fuels. But to operate E85 we contingency have a right engine. If your car isn’t a directed towards Flex Fuel vehicle, check with your manufacturer as many vehicles were done as early as 2002 which can bake E85 safely.


Is Ethanol some-more fuel-efficient? Not really. Studies have shown which regulating 100% ethanol fuel decreases fuel-economy by fifteen to thirty percent over a operate of 100% gasoline.  On a flip side, a benefits of ethanol have been which it reduces America’s coherence upon unfamiliar oil as well as reduces hothouse emissions. The cost of ethanol can vary, according to where we live. It can additionally be formidable to find, again, depending upon what state we live in. If we have been from a Midwest, where corn is grown in plenty, ethanol stations have been everywhere as well as a cost is reduce than which of unchanging fuel.


Common blends embody B2, B5, as well as B20 – a series subsequent to a B indicates a commission of biodiesel. B2 as well as B2 can be used in many vehicles which have motor fuel engines. Manufacturers do not suggest regulating blends larger than B5 as it can means engine damage. Again, biodiesel has a reduce fuel manage to buy as well as is now some-more costly – definition it is carrying a same problems as Ethanol. Vehicles which run upon healthy gas have been flourishing commercially in numbers. Natural gas is additionally improved for a environment, producing 60 to 90% reduction fog pollutants as well as thirty to 40% reduction hothouse gas emissions. It is additionally reduction costly than gasoline.

Another fantastic post came from admin over on posted earlier today, entitled The Evolution of Alternative Fuel Technology which is also certainly worth a look.

Christopher J. Hawkins submits: The EPA recently approved the use of E-15 fuel for vehicles that are 2007 or newer. The EPA is also doing further studies to see if 2001-2006 models would meet certain criteria. There are still several processes to take place before fuel stations can legally sell the E-15 fuel to cars and light trucks other than flex fuel vehicles. The ethanol industry is eagerly listening for hints to future biofuel policies, now that congress convened on Nov. 15th, 2010. The approval of E-15 is an affirmation of a mandate, in an energy bill, that was passed in 2007. The mandate calls for a yearly increase in biofuel consumption in the U.S..


The increase is supposed to be 36 billion gallons of biofuel by the year 2022. To meet the 36 billion gallons of biofuel would require an approximate blend of 27% ethanol to 63% gasoline or E-27. Shortly after the E-15 ruling, the oil industry filed a lawsuit to overturn the EPA’s decision. The oil industry feels the tests were not thorough enough.

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