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Old tires find new life as cleaner alternative to diesel

Old tires find new life as cleaner alternative to diesel | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
In what might be a case of two wrongs making a right, an Australian startup has shown that it is possible to get a cleaner blend of fuel by combining oil derived from old tires with diesel. ​
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This sounds great. I covered a similar story only the other week. These projects certainly make sense and should be followed up more rapidly. Some of these ideas are never heard of again and just drift off into the sunset?

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The more we can do to ween off non-renewable resources the better.
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Jaguar's Brexit boost: Car giant announces plans for 10,000 new jobs

Jaguar's Brexit boost: Car giant announces plans for 10,000 new jobs | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Jaguar Land Rover threw its weight behind the UK by indicating an expansion which confounded furhter the gloomy official forecasts made this week on leaving the European Union.
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Great news for the UK economy.I predict that in ten years time we will making cars from all over the world, without any reliance on Germany with their BMW's VW's And Mercs. Also the whinging French. Lets go UK 

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2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive: first drive of electric two-seat car | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
On a hot, muggy day in south Florida, nothing is more comforting than knowing that your well-cooled car will make it to its destination.
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Great little car for small people?? 

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Toyota to launch fuel-cell buses next year for Olympics

Toyota to launch fuel-cell buses next year for Olympics | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
It appears that Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles plans encompass more than just passenger cars.
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A similar type of hydrogen driven bus fleet operated in Canada for the winter Olympics. When the government finance money ran out the buses were scrapped? What a waste. 

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk 

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Battery Charger-You’re insane if you don’t have one of these in your car

Battery Charger-You’re insane if you don’t have one of these in your car | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Everyone has a cell phone these days, which means it's reasonably easy to call of help in the event that you have car troubles that leave you stranded somewhere.
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This article tells us that we should all have a portable battery charger.Whatever battery you have, you can guarantee that one of them will let you down.

it always happens at the wrong tome in the wrong place. Lump leads are also a good idea to keep in your cars boot.

www.mobiltybatterystore.co.uk 

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battery Driven VW-Car Makers Rev Up Push Into Electric Vehicles

battery Driven VW-Car Makers Rev Up Push Into Electric Vehicles | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
At the Paris Auto Show, which begins this week, the world’s biggest auto makers are unveiling plans to accelerate development of electric vehicles.
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The Paris Motor Show is throwing up some exciting cars. Thus including this new electric VW .

Eric Roberts  www.pellontyres.co.uk 

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McLaren gets picked to make a more powerful battery for Formula E

McLaren gets picked to make a more powerful battery for Formula E | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
McLaren Applied Technologies — the technology wing of McLaren’s Formula One team — has won the contract to provide Formula E with an all-new battery starting in 2018, the sport’s governing bod...
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What  a car?? in my favourite red. WOW

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Electric cars make a splash at Paris Motor Show

Electric cars make a splash at Paris Motor Show | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
The Paris Motor Show is one of the biggest car events of the year, with 2016 showing the surge in interest for electric vehicles.
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Wow what a great looking car. There is no doubt about it , the French have certainly got FLAIR when designing cars.

Eric Roberts www.pellontyres.co.uk 

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Toyota batteries-2017 Toyota Mirai price stays same, fuel-cell car adds new color

Toyota batteries-2017 Toyota Mirai price stays same, fuel-cell car adds new color | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will enter its second model year in the U.S. virtually unchanged, including its pricing.
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The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, "is in my opinion" the car of the future.

It comes with a greener credential. Hydrogen is extremely clean and lighter than air. When hydrogen fuel is used in a fuel cell, it is highly efficient. Therefore, leaving no carbon emissions behind. The best thing about hydrogen is that it is in abundance almost everywhere.

I am convinced that this will be the fuel of the future and that Toyota has got it right.

Eric Roberts www.pellonautocentre.com/our-blog/

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Ecotricity Hits UK EV Drivers With High Charging Fee

Ecotricity Hits UK EV Drivers With High Charging Fee | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Update: Two reader comments are pasted below, as they add important context, facts, and commentary: From Andy: Two points that are entirely omitted from this report are – 1) 65% of Ecotricity…
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Well well? drivers of the EV cars are having to pay for charging their precious electric cars? 

Welcome to the real world. Why should the rest of us have to cough up the bill for giving these people FREE fuel, when the rest of us have to pay? 

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Pirelli Racing Tyres-The Brutally Secretive Life of the Racing Tire

Pirelli Racing Tyres-The Brutally Secretive Life of the Racing Tire | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
In the world of motorsports, even things as seemingly simple as tires are worth serious protection.
eric roberts's insight:

A great article if you are interested in F1 racing and the Pirelli racing tyres.

The tyres used are surprisingly well looked after and there is a certain secrecy element about how they are handled and looked after at the race circuit

https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=F1+race+tyres 

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Lithium-Ion batteries-Green cars in spotlight as lithium demand causes flamingo flocks to shrink

Lithium-Ion batteries-Green cars in spotlight as lithium demand causes flamingo flocks to shrink | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
If you plan to buy an electric car to help save the planet, people who live near the Atacama salt flat in Chile ask that you spare a thought for the flamingos.
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This is one of the prices that has to be paid? or has it? We are always pilfering the planet for materials to use for the good of mankind.

I have already written about the plight of the children in the mines in Africa. No doubt that some of these kids will die to get Cobalt out of the ground just for our precious Lithium batteries.

Now its the turn of the poor defenceless Flamingos, who just happen to be in the way.

Well whats new?

https://www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/2016/06/lithium-ion-battery-materials-scandal/ 

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VW, LG Electronics to co-develop connected-car platform

VW, LG Electronics to co-develop connected-car platform | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
South Korea's LG Electronics said today it will work with Volkswagen AG to jointly develop a connected-car platform to enable vehicles to communicate with external devices.
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This is about the new electronics system that will replace the OBD system that we use at present. It will also enable the authorities to track your car wherever you may be as well as giving the car makers the capability of reading your engine management status remotely.

 https://www.pellonautocentre.com/what-future-for-your-local-garage/ 

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Tesla Battery Cells Explode Like Fireworks In Video Of Fatal Crash

Tesla Battery Cells Explode Like Fireworks In Video Of Fatal Crash | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Yesterday we saw the first videos of a fatal crash of a Tesla Model S in downtown Indianapolis. We had read reports that firefighters had to dodge individual battery cells exploding out of the car’s burning lithium-ion batter pack.
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Well ,Well, well !!! I was kinda wondering when this would happen. The dodgy electric car batteries exploding in a crash.

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New life for old tyres as a biofuel

New life for old tyres as a biofuel | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
A green start-up technology company surprises scientists by producing biofuel from old rubber tyres than can run turbo-charged diesel engines while reducing emissions by 30 per cent.
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More good news for the environment?? keep it up we al need a cleaner planet.

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Electric cars pose 'resoundingly negative' threat to oil companies: analyst Fitch

Electric cars pose 'resoundingly negative' threat to oil companies: analyst Fitch | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
It goes without saying that mass adoption of electric cars would lead to a massive decrease in oil consumption over time. So far, though, the oil industry hasn't seemed to give plug-in electric cars much attention.
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Hi lets hope that Fitch are correct in what they say. I am terrified for the auto industry, if electric cars take over. There will be millions out of work, including myself.

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Lithium-Ion battery fire-Samsung Note 7 explodes setting Jeep on fire: How to check your phone is safe

Lithium-Ion battery fire-Samsung Note 7 explodes setting Jeep on fire: How to check your phone is safe | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
A Jeep has burst into flames after a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 set alight when it was put on charge inside the vehicle, images suggest.
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I suspect that this sort of thing is more wide spread, but covered up the the authorities. Are these Lithium batteries ever going to be safe???

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Solar batteries-Solar parking lots can charge electric vehicles | Knowridge Science Report

Solar batteries-Solar parking lots can charge electric vehicles | Knowridge Science Report | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Renewable energy is seen as the major solution for the increasing electricity demand and environmental sustainability. In the transport sector, the most promising way to achieve the same goal is to replace traditional vehicles with electric vehicles.
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This is the kind of thing that we will need on all our service areas and in all towns and cities. We will have to have the facilities to charge thousands of cars at once.

The solar panels would charge huge battery banks. This would store the energy provided by the sun during daylight hours. The energy would then be released at night when the electric cars needed charging. This to me is the only true green method for charging electric cars.

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Rare 8,000-mile Datsun 260Z barn-find in fantastic condition for sale

Rare 8,000-mile Datsun 260Z barn-find in fantastic condition for sale | All About Cars. | Scoop.it

Often 'barn find' is a term for a model of significant worth, hidden away and neglected for years. However, after 21 years in storage, this 1978 Datsun 260Z looks to be in incredible condition.

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This is one of those one in a million finds, that lucky people may come across. This datsun has been in storage for a staggering 21 years.

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Smart to offer EVs and traditional engines across the lineup

Smart to offer EVs and traditional engines across the lineup | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Smart will become the only major auto brand to offer its entire model lineup with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive, Mercedes-Benz said today.
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Mercedes consider this smart car as the perfect car for city use. Of course, I have to agree.The car will be easy to drive and park due to the small size of the car. Indeed is the perfect city car, because the car, is powered by 17.6KwH Lithium-ion battery. This means zero emissions. 

Mercedes are expected to bring out battery electric version on the Smart for two, Smart Cabrio and even our smart for four. Mercedes are expected to have many fans looking forward to the unique driving fun and accessible city and town driving. The price is expected to be in the 20k Euro bracket.

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AA man spots nearly-new car fitted with a 23-year-old tyres

AA man spots nearly-new car fitted with a 23-year-old tyres | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
The combined age of the four tyres fitted to the three-year-old car - believed to be fitted by the used car dealership that sold it - were a staggering 64 years.
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All though i do not have any proof, this tyre will have come from the part worn tyre guys that are springing up all over the UK. These people are fitting any rubbish tyres onto unsuspecting drivers, who think that they are getting a bargain. 

Thus sort of thing is getting more and more common. These tyres are illegal and are possibly KILLERS.  thanks  eric roberts www.pellontyres.co.uk 

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Sweden Opens 1st Electric Road

Sweden Opens 1st Electric Road | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Originally published on EV Obsession. A test stretch of electric road, the first in the country, was inaugurated in Sandviken, Sweden, on June 22. The electric road test stretch, located on the E16…
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Hi We had such a system years ago here in the UK called a "trolley bus", they just tangled all the system up, mean while the good old diesel engines just keep rolling on?

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Battery storage-UK National Grid Sees Big Boost For Solar, EVs, & Batteries

Battery storage-UK National Grid Sees Big Boost For Solar, EVs, & Batteries | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Originally published on Carbon Brief. By Simon Evans The UK could adopt solar, electric vehicles and batteries much faster than expected just a year ago, according to the National Grid. The new out…
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it is good to see some positive news regarding solar power storage coming out of the UK. Like other  large population areas, a way has to be found to store the power from the sun. This power has been generated by million of household solar panels and wind turbines.

http://mobilitybatterystore.co.uk/2016/07/10/battery-storage-systems-big-cities-including-london-looking-power-storage-solutions/ 

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Electric car sets world acceleration record - BBC News

Electric car sets world acceleration record - BBC News | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles.
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F1 bosses should be watching this space. ? Electric cars are producing some staggering acceleration figures. Some of the saloons are out-performing some of the supercars.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries New Challengers-About To Enter The Market | OilPrice.com

Lithium-Ion Batteries New Challengers-About To Enter The Market | OilPrice.com | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
New alternatives for Lithium-Ion batteries are due to enter the markets, increasing competition on price and storage capacity
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At last? I have some sort of answer to my question, regarding the taking over of the conventional car engine by the electric car. According to a recent Bloomberg report, 35% of all cars in 2040 will be of the electric kind. This gives us small garages some hope in the future.

I must admit i thought that the percentage would be much higher. I hope that they have got their figures right?

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