Tag: electric vehicles

South America rejects shift to electric vehicles choosing instead ethanol and other fuels

South America rejects shift to electric vehicles choosing instead ethanol and other fuels

March 28, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that South America continues to look at ethanol as the major fuel of preference, rejecting the development of the electric vehicle market in favor of cane-based fuel. Automobile manufacturers met in Brazil this week to discuss future fuels, opting to still with traditional fuels instead including natural gas as found in […]

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Analyst says China’s big R&D push for electric vehicles could erode future ethanol demand

Analyst says China’s big R&D push for electric vehicles could erode future ethanol demand

January 28, 2019 |

In Illinois, an S&P Platts analyst told AgDay that with $150 billion earmarked by China in electrical vehicle R&D over the next several years, demand for 10% ethanol blending from China could be eroded in the longer term. As such, the Chinese market shouldn’t be seen as a “savior” for the US ethanol industry. In […]

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Washington state public vehicles far from achieving alternative vehicle fleet mandate

Washington state public vehicles far from achieving alternative vehicle fleet mandate

June 11, 2018 |

In Washington state, in a review of the state’s progress towards public vehicle fleets converting to biofuels or electric vehicles by June 1, 2018, local NGO Cotura found in a review of cities and counties that they are far away from their goals—some not even having a single alternative fuel vehicle—in part because of a […]

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West Coast cities pledge to use more biodiesel and electric vehicles

West Coast cities pledge to use more biodiesel and electric vehicles

December 16, 2015 |

In Oregon, the mayors of Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Eugene, Oregon pledged at the first West Coast Alliance summit held last week in Portland to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 within their cities through the introduction of biodiesel-powered public vehicles and electric vehicles along with boosting investment of federal […]

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