Transportation

Cal on February 17th, 2018

In its latest Energy Outlook to 2040, ExxonMobile projects global transportation-related energy demand will increase by close to 30% by 2040. At the same time, total miles traveled per year by cars, sport utility vehicles and light trucks will increase about 60%. Exxon predicts a rise in electric vehicles as well as efficiency improvements in conventional […]

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Cal on February 5th, 2018

  Dryve explains the six levels of automation in autonomous cars. Which level are you driving? There is also an infographic on the future of this technology here. Wired gives us its Guide to Self Driving Cars. California tech company, Udelv, claims it made the world’s first delivery of goods by a self-driving car on public roads. (See […]

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Cal on February 1st, 2018

BP announced it will add rapid charging points for electric cars at its UK petrol stations within the next two months. The charging units will top up cars in half an hour. The trial will start in the UK during February and March before expanding to European locations later this year. There are around 130,000 electric and […]

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Cal on January 31st, 2018

From Techrogers we learn The World of Self-Driving Cars is Truly Here (infographic) The Globe and Mail tells us 6 ways that self-driving cars will change our lives. Global Market Insights projects the hydrogen vehicle fuel cell market will be worth $9 billion by 2024.  Over 300,000 of these vehicles will be on global roads […]

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Cal on January 29th, 2018

According to Macquarie Bank, in 2017 global sales of electric vehicles rose to 1.1 million, up from 740,000 in 2016, representing an increase of 51% over the previous year. (Macquarie’s data came from the US, China, Europe, Canada and Japan.) EVs include battery only and plug-in electrics (which have a battery and a small internal […]

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Market research firm PWC says by 2030, the transport sector will require 138 million fewer cars in Europe and the US. This will be the result of the five trends that are transforming the automotive industry — electrification, autonomous vehicles, car sharing, connecting. and yearly updating. PwC suggests that as a result of novel sharing concepts, the stock […]

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Cal on January 23rd, 2018

Imports are expected to make up more than 70% of China’s crude oil supply in 2018. Last year China overtook the US as the world’s largest oil importer. The world’s hottest offshore prospect for oil companies right now is off the South American coast of Guyana, where a string of major discoveries has drawn hundreds […]

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Cal on January 22nd, 2018

Who is Ahead in the Race to the Self Driving Car?   Source: GM Leads in Navigant Self-driving Report  While GM is in the lead, strong challenges are being mounted by such traditional car companies as Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Ford.

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