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Peak Oil Isn’t Here But It Could Be In Sight

The huge drop-off in demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic has some analysts talking about Peak Oil, something we’ve been talking about in these parts for what seems like forever. It still doesn’t seem likely to happen anytime in the near-term, though because of the slow rise of electric cars, we are…Read more… […]

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BMW Says It Will Cut Emissions In Europe By 20 Percent, Gives No Indication How

BMW was once known for its diminutive fuel-sipping neue-klasse cars in early 1970s America. In the fifty years since, the company’s offerings have grown in every dimension. With the big-power M division getting headlines, and sales success of ever-larger luxury SUVs, BMW’s corporate average fuel economy has seen…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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BMW Says It Will Cut Emissions In Europe By 20 Percent, Gives No Indication How

BMW was once known for its diminutive fuel-sipping neue-klasse cars in early 1970s America. In the fifty years since, the company’s offerings have grown in every dimension. With the big-power M division getting headlines, and sales success of ever-larger luxury SUVs, BMW’s corporate average fuel economy has seen…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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BMW Says It Will Cut Emissions In Europe By 20 Percent, Gives No Indication How

BMW was once known for its diminutive fuel-sipping neue-klasse cars in early 1970s America. In the fifty years since, the company’s offerings have grown in every dimension. With the big-power M division getting headlines, and sales success of ever-larger luxury SUVs, BMW’s corporate average fuel economy has seen…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Electric Cars Are Better For The Environment Than A 50 MPG Gasoline Car: Report

Electric cars increasingly seem to be the answer for lowering America’s transportation emissions numbers. Not only do they already produce zero emissions in the process of driving, but even pollute far less than gasoline cars when you take into account the emissions generated in the production of the electricity…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Demand From China Is Exploding The Price Of The Palladium In Your Catalytic Converter

Palladium is one of the many metals used in catalytic converters to quell and contain internal combustion engine emissions, and now it’s getting hellaciously expensive. The price of palladium has been increasing drastically over the last four years, but has ballooned 25% in the last two weeks, according to a report…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Car Companies Might Be Overcompensating With EV Batteries, Too

With its 35.5-kWh battery pack, roughly 130-mile range, and 143 horsepower, the Mazda MX-30 is small beans compared to other electric cars in its class. The decision to scale down the battery is antithetical to pretty much every other automaker’s design philosophy of larger batteries with massive ranges. And while the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Mercedes’ AMG Lineup Might Be Hugely Scaled Back: Report

In the next few years, penalties in Europe for automakers who don’t meet European Union emissions requirements are going to get very, very steep, to the tune of tens of billions of dollars if they were in place right now. In response, automakers have been scrambling to electrify their lineups. The Financial Times …Read more… […]

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My Carbon Footprint Is Massive. Here’s How I’m Going To Change It

If you haven’t picked up on it yet, we writers here at Jalopnik travel pretty frequently. Whether it’s for a car launch, a race, an auto show, or just for the hell of it, we’re pretty much always on the move. And that is not particularly ideal when you think of the impact it has […]

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Tax The Hell Out Of Frequent Flyers

Flying, as I have written before, is one of the more vexing climate-related problems facing transportation. There are no good answers for cleaning up aviation except to fly a whole lot less, reversing the massive growth in the aviation industry over the last several decades that is projected to continue for several…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tax The Hell Out Of Frequent Flyers

Flying, as I have written before, is one of the more vexing climate-related problems facing transportation. There are no good answers for cleaning up aviation except to fly a whole lot less, reversing the massive growth in the aviation industry over the last several decades that is projected to continue for several…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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California And 23 Other States Sue Trump Administration As Emissions Fight Escalates

For decades, California’s been able to set its own emissions standards, but the Trump Administration moved this week to end that ability as it seeks to create one national standard for (very debatably) cheaper, safer cars. But California’s not going down without a fight, and nearly two dozen other states are getting…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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California And 23 Other States Sue Trump Administration As Emissions Fight Escalates

For decades, California’s been able to set its own emissions standards, but the Trump Administration moved this week to end that ability as it seeks to create one national standard for (very debatably) cheaper, safer cars. But California’s not going down without a fight, and nearly two dozen other states are getting…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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