Over a Barrel Blog
Air pollution is a difficult problem to ignore, because those who live in cities — about two-thirds of the U.S. population — can see that ugly, ominous brown haze with their own eyes.
Some automakers are going beyond just letting you choose the color of your car, if you actually need an infotainment system, and whether or not you want seat-warmers (yes, duh). They’re letting you choose the fuel that it runs.
Today, there are approximately 1.1 billion light-duty vehicles in use around the world. About 1.2 million, or 0.1 percent of the global fleet, are all-electric or plug-in hybrids. More than 1 billion of those vehicles run on gasoline and diesel-powered internal combustion engines.
All around the globe, air pollution impacts people’s lives — keeping people indoors, leading to conditions like asthma, lung cancer, heart disease, and even brain disease, and leading to millions of deaths each year. And no, this isn’t just a problem abroad: More than half of Americans live in areas that have unsafe levels of air pollution. Most of that air […]
Seriously, if we made all our fuel in America we could create not just thousands, but potentially millions of jobs. What gives?
And here’s one of the major ways we’ve been pursuing that goal:
Here at Fuel Freedom Foundation, we talk a lot about “fuel choice.” This is what we mean.
November was another solid month for electric vehicle sales in America: As InsideEVs reported, 13,337 all-electrics and plug-in hybrids were sold, 32.4 percent more than during November 2015.
It’s that time of year again. Time for all of us to look back at the past 12 months, and to look ahead to the coming year. Thinking about 2016, well, it’s been quite a ride.
The United States imports about 10 million barrels of oil a day, out of the 19 million barrels we consume. Thirty-seven percent of imported oil comes from our pal Canada, but 35 percent comes from not-quite-as-cuddly OPEC nations. It doesn’t have to be that way.