Friday, September 20, 2013

Moore's Law, Sugarcane Ethanol, California Clunkers: Today's Car News

Today on Green Car Reports, we've got a slew of ideas for reducing emissions, and one counterpoint. Some people think electric cars are subject to their own version of Moore's Law, and we'll see if they're right. On the positive side, China is subsidizing electric cars, Brazil is offering sugarcane ethanol as a possible solution to the U.S. government's biofuels mandate, and researchers are working on a spray-on solar cell. All this and more on Green Car Reports.
Mentioning Moore's Law for electric cars: Is it a sign of ignorance?
The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act requires the United States to consume ever-larger amounts of biofuels; could Brazilian sugarcane be the answer?
China is adding more subsidies for electric cars under its "new energy vehicle" policy, but it's still ignoring hybrids.
California is also offering incentives; it's trying to get drivers to ditch dirty old cars for cleaner new ones.
If you've traded your old clunker for a shiny new electric car, will you one day charge it with a spray-on solar panel?
Finally, check out impressions of the new 2014 Kia Soul and get a sense of how it compares to the superseded 2013 Soul.