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Hydronium battery could help unlock grid storage

Hydronium battery could help unlock grid storage | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Scientists at Oregon State University have developed the world’s fist battery to use hydronium ions as the charge carrier.
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New excitement surrounding this new invention from Oregon State University scientists, the Hydronium Battery. Could this replace the Lithium-Ion battery and mess up the car makers.

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19 Furiously Intense Car Modifications

19 Furiously Intense Car Modifications | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Modding a car can make it marvelous and personalize it. It can also make you look like an immense tool who thought your pickup needed a spoiler. The trick
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A good video about car modifications.

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1970 World Cup rally girls reunite for one more run 

1970 World Cup rally girls reunite for one more run  | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
When Bronwyn ‘Bron’ Burrell last drove her Austin Maxi, she was 25 years old and on a once-in-a-lifetime rally adventure from London to Mexico.
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VW reveals new electric version of iconic campervan called I.D. Buzz

VW reveals new electric version of iconic campervan called I.D. Buzz | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
The iconic VW camper van has been reborn, this time powered purely by electricity. It's the second in the upcoming 'I.D.' sub-brand the German car maker hopes will repair its flagging reputation.
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How to drive safely in snow and ice

How to drive safely in snow and ice | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Driving in snow and ice is tricky to master – but here are some tips that should help
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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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Don’t bother to warm up your car | Practical Motoring

Don’t bother to warm up your car | Practical Motoring | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
There’s a belief out there that, particularly on a cold day, you’ve got to warm up your car for several minutes before heading off. You don’t.
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This is what us old school drivers do. I must admit, i cant stand to get into a cold car in winter. I always have to run the engine for ten minutes??

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Tips for driving in the snow

Tips for driving in the snow | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
22News is working for you with ways to prevent a crash, and what to do if you end up in one.
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God and sensible advice about driving in bad snowy conditions.

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Should I buy winter tyres?

Should I buy winter tyres? | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
As the temperature drops, many buyers will be wondering whether it’s worth investing in a set of winter tyres.
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We should all look at buying winter tyres in the UK.

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Drivers should get an extra year before MOT is needed on a new car, ministers propose

Drivers should get an extra year before MOT is needed on a new car, ministers propose | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Millions of drivers will be able to wait an extra year before getting an MOT on their new car, under government plans to be unveiled this week.
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THis is a ridiculous situation? Cars cannot go for four years before requiring new tyres or brakes? As a garage owner i think that this is irresponsible coming from MPs who know nothing about anything and are a waste of time.

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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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Kason Brown's comment, December 9, 2016 3:38 PM
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. 

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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