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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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Cal on January 27th, 2018

Professor in Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University, Dr Subhash Kak, believes a third of jobs will be lost soon after the introduction of self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, and automation. Autonomous cars in particular could displace transportation workers and drivers. Prof. Kak said: “It has been estimated that one third of the people in any advanced […]

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Cal on January 15th, 2018

Ford Motor Co. announced it intends to have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model lineup by 2022. 16 will be fully electric and the rest will be plug-in hybrids. To achieve this goal the automaker is spending $11 billion to develop dedicated electric vehicle architectures. The business plan is to move away from sedans and internal […]

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Cal on January 11th, 2018

Amid the strife, turmoil and corruption in Venezuela, its oil production has sunk to a 28 years low, to levels not seen since 1989. This in a world of increasing oil demand. Torbjorn Kjus, oil market analyst with Norway’s DNB Bank, said: “The Venezuelan economy could collapse at any moment. We could envisage scenarios spanning from outright […]

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