Mercedes to Cut Petroleum Out of Lineup by 2015 and Low Cost Gas Engine Innovation Doubles Fuel Economy
Popping the Oil Bubble (Part 4) Exxon is selling their Service Stations. I would guess for a very good reason.
FYI - Mercedes to Cut Petroleum Out of Lineup by 2015
"In less than 7 years, Mercedes-Benz plans to ditch petroleum-powered vehicles from its lineup. Focusing on electric, fuel cell, and biofuels, the company is revving up research in alternative fuel sources and efficiency.
The German car company has a few new powertrains in the line-up that European journalists have had the opportunity to test out in their facility in Spain. One vehicle includes the F700, powered by a DiesOtto engine that combines HCCI and spark ignition to get nearly the same efficiency as diesel, but minus the expensive after-treatment systems. The engine can run on biofuels, and we may have a purchasable vehicle by 2010 – a year that seems to be popular for the debut of a lot of new alternative fuel car models, making ’08 and ’09 simply thumb-twiddling years for consumers. I don’t know, maybe car makers just like the roundness of “2010.” The company’s next big step will be to launch a Smart electric car which is fuel and emission-free."
Another sourse: Dieter Zetsche Confirms Electric Mercedes in 2010 - We were right!!
"We usually don’t like to brag here at BenzInsider, but this time we just can’t resist. If you’ve been following our news over the last couple of months, you might remember our story from March 17th about the 100% electric car from Mercedes. That is right ladies and gentleman, we posted a rumor story on a Mercedes plan to enter the market for all-electric powered vehicles, after receiving an email from someone within Mercedes. Our story wasn’t really covered too much, which as you can see now is unfortunate. The all electric “rumor” that we reported on, is the real deal, unfortunately, nobody in the automotive blog world will ever give us credit for being the first to expose this story.
Daimler plans to roll out a Mercedes-Benz model that runs on electricity in 2010, its chief executive said in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“We plan an electric Smart for 2010 and for the same year a Mercedes (electric) model as well,”
FYI -Low Cost Gas Engine Innovation Doubles Fuel Economy
"Revetec, a little known company from the Gold Coast region of Australia, may be on to something huge: they’ve created an engine that is 50% smaller, 50% lighter, has 50% lower emissions and is cheaper to manufacture than a conventional internal combustion engine of the same horsepower. Oh yeah, did I mention that it doubles the fuel economy too.
What that means is a car like the 2007 Toyota Yaris, which is rated at 40 mpg on the highway, would get 80 mpg with a Revetec engine.
This isn’t some hoax… They have a prototype which has been attached to an actual vehicle and independently tested to substantiate their claims."
Goto the link to see the picture here:
Again the Big race!
Electric Car vs Ferrari and Porsche!
If you like these post, feel free to take a look at the Previous Popping the Oil Bubble posts:
Popping the Oil Bubble (Pt 2): Who Killed the Electric Car?
June 21, 2008
Popping the Oil Bubble (Part 1): Honda Begins Production of Hydrogen Cars June 16, 2008