Updated last year and now in its fourth generation, the original hybrid runs the same body structure and mechanicals as the Corolla, with bespoke techno styling inside and out to attract the nerds. … [Read more...] about The anxiety-free alternative to electric cars
Belt theorizes the vehicle’s drive unit overheats a sensor during low-speed driving and causes the sensor to leak current. When that happens, Belt says the computer mistakenly responds to a false pedal input and provides power to the electric motors, propelling the vehicle forward into an obstacle. One of the components “resets” repeatedly, cutting the current in inhumanly precise 1-second intervals. … [Read more...] about Tesla owners accuse their cars of sudden unintended acceleration. Is it true?
Barcelona imposed a ban Thursday on older, more polluting vehicles during most of the day in a bid to reduce air pollution in Spain's second largest city.Gasoline-powered cars registered in Spain before 2000, and diesel-powered cars registered before 2006 are now banned from most city streets on weekdays between 7:00 am and 8:00 pm and face a fine of at least 100 euros ($112) if they violate the rule.All banned vehicles will be allowed to enter the city 10 times a year.Owners of vehicles registered outside of Spain can request permission from city hall to drive in the Mediterranean coastal city which is home to 1.6 million people.Beginning in 2021 older, more polluting vans, trucks and buses will also be banned..The new rules are expected to affect around 50,000 vehicles a day and lead to a 15-percent cut in nitrogen dioxide emissions, a poisonous gas in car exhaust.Since last year, Madrid has restricted driving in the old city centre to people who live there. Residents from outside … [Read more...] about Barcelona bans older, most polluting cars
Cherryland: Today at 1:31 pm, Engine 23 and ACFD crews responded to a traffic collision with rescue. On arrival, crews found a Lincoln Navigator into a house. One occupant was extricated with no injuries. Crews then cut utilities and accessed the home for damage. #ALCOFIRE pic.twitter.com/4Udv1r3SVe … [Read more...] about Car Crashes Into Home North Of Hayward
At the moment, hydrogen is most commonly produced from natural gas. In this situation, a typical fuel cell car generates 70–80g CO2 for each kilometre driven – similar to a modern gasoline hybrid or to a battery electric vehicle charged with today's UK grid electricity. These emissions can be reduced towards zero if the hydrogen is produced using low-carbon electricity sources such as renewables, nuclear or CCS to electrolyse water. The downside is that in this situation only around half as much electricity comes out of the fuel cell as was put in to produce the hydrogen in the first place. The rest is lost as heat. … [Read more...] about What’s the ‘hydrogen economy’?