Peugeot to introduce Hybrid Air car

Your next car could run on air (and gas). The French carmaker Peugeot is working on a vehicle that could run partially on air. Highly efficient, the car will be doing approximately 2.9 liters for 100 kms or 81 MPG. As the New York Times, the Guardian and Le Figaro [Fr] reported, the Hybrid Air… Continue reading Peugeot to introduce Hybrid Air car

US Government raise cars average fuel economy

As GreenTech Media notes : ” President Obama and leaders from major automakers today heralded an agreement to raise the average fuel economy for light trucks and cars to 54.5 miles per gallon.” (Today they are at 28.3 MPG.)  –$1.7 trillion. (around 1,200 billion euros) That’s the estimated amount of money that Americans will save… Continue reading US Government raise cars average fuel economy

Mixed feelings about the new US mileage

Yesterday were announced by President Obama the new mileage requirements for US vehicles. This is important as they hadn’t changed for decades. The average mileage will reach 35.5 MPG by 2016 compared to roughly 25 nowadays. This seems to be a lot but it isn’t when one knows that European cars will be required to… Continue reading Mixed feelings about the new US mileage

Solutions to cut US dependance on foreign oil

I came across interesting data last week : Americans consume more than two times more oil per capita than Europeans. As we will see, this can be explained by three factors. Bringing oil consumption per capita to European levels would enable the USA to be independent from foreign oil, save a lot of money, create… Continue reading Solutions to cut US dependance on foreign oil