29 Apr '12, 1pm

Some cars to be as clean as electric train travel by 2020

Some cars to be as clean as electric train travel by 2020

engineer Richard Parry-Jones is now chairman-designate of the UK's Network Rail. Having looked into the futures of both car and train development, he believes that by the end of this decade the most Earth-friendly internal-combustion engine cars will be about as polluting, on a per-passenger basis, as high-speed electric trains. Parry-Jones says carmakers are targeting 40g/km of CO2 tailpipe emissions by 2020. If the "average" occupancy of 1.6 people-per-vehicle stays the same in eight years, that would equal 25 gm per person per kilometer and put such cars in the same environmental category as the cleanest mass transit. Since the emissions of electric cars and trains is usually given as zero, we're assuming he means diesel-electric high-speed trains; life-cycle emissions wouldn't be a valid comparison since those aren't factored into a car's tailpipe number. According to ...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/04/29/some-cars-to-be-as-c...

Tweets

We dare you to have fun on the train

We dare you to have fun on the train

grist.org 30 Apr '12, 11am

Happy No-Pants Day! (Photo by James Calder.) When it comes to transit, even the best of us have a bad attitude. In my own ...

UK’s largest public trial of electric cars draws to a close

UK’s largest public trial of electric cars draw...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 30 Apr '12, 4pm

Electric vehicles are an ‘attractive and viable means of urban transportation’-that’s the unanimous conclusion of particip...

200 electric cars included in Olympic fleet

200 electric cars included in Olympic fleet

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 26 Apr '12, 11am

BMW and LOCOG, the London 2012 organising committee, has today revealed full details of the London 2012 fleet . The divers...

Earth Day Stunt: Plug-In Electric Cars Trace 'E' In NYC via @GreenCarReports

Earth Day Stunt: Plug-In Electric Cars Trace 'E...

greencarreports.com 27 Apr '12, 6pm

By John Voelcker John Voelcker Senior Editor BIO John is Senior Editor for High Gear Media. In addition to news coverage a...

Electric Cars: Some Are Real, Most Are Only 'Co...

greencarreports.com 03 May '12, 12pm

What a superbly detailed article. Well done. Reading it was a little saddening, but only because it was brutally honest. I...

Best Green Cars, 2012 - Mother Earth News

motherearthnews.com 28 Apr '12, 6am

Here are the best bets for driving and saving green: a great American invention (the Chevrolet Volt); the Prius (shrunken ...

@lachiecox Something for the train // @_martinS_

pivotallabs.com 29 Apr '12, 3am

Is your MySQL groaning under too much data? Tired of waiting hours for analytics rake tasks? Loren Siebert discusses lever...

Report: Electric Cars Cost Less (But watch the assumptions): Filed under: Energy News

Report: Electric Cars Cost Less (But watch the ...

altenergystocks.com 30 Apr '12, 12pm

This analysis does not account for the time value of money. A cost-conscious fleet manager would be discounting future fue...

Nike Air Force 1 Low – Wolf Grey – Electric Green via @sneakernews

Nike Air Force 1 Low – Wolf Grey – Electric Gre...

sneakernews.com 28 Apr '12, 10pm

Going from undeniably rugged to clean and “preppy”, the Air Force 1 has the prized ability to fit with any ensemble. This ...

China getting ready for 5m plug-in vehicles by 2020

China getting ready for 5m plug-in vehicles by ...

green.autoblog.com 27 Apr '12, 8pm

Imagine all of the cars and light-duty trucks in Washington and Oregon combined. Then imagine them all being either batter...

Waiting for the Electric Car Tipping Point. Will it happen? When?

Waiting for the Electric Car Tipping Point. Wil...

plugincars.com 01 May '12, 7pm

April 2012 electric vehicle sales numbers are in, and frankly, they are disappointing. Shouldn’t numbers be climbing every...

Electric Cars' Secret Advantage: They're Just N...

greencarreports.com 27 Apr '12, 12pm

Clairvoyance is apparently one of John's claimed abilities. One would have to be so to predict the future sales of electri...

My First Electric Moped

visforvoltage.org 28 Apr '12, 8am

Read my full blog with pictures at http://myfirstelectricmoped.blogspot.com/ Making the Switch Last week, I bought my very...

Electric Cars Are Tougher Than They Look, Eh, C...

greencarreports.com 04 May '12, 12pm

For a second there, I was almost convinced that those "superior" American electric cars have been commercially successful....

Tata say ta-ta to electric car: Indian car giant Tata is believed to have ditched plans to introduce an electric...

Tata say ta-ta to electric car: Indian car gian...

thegreencarwebsite.co.uk 30 Apr '12, 9am

Indian car giant Tata is believed to have ditched plans to introduce an electric car in the UK. Tata started a limited pro...