Former Chairman of California Air Resources Board John Dunlap Joins HyTech Power’s Board of Directors

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HyTech Power, a hydrogen energy solutions company, today announced that John Dunlap III has joined its board of directors. Dunlap brings extensive experience to HyTech Power as former chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), where he was responsible for developing critical regulatory programs to address complex air quality and public health challenges under Governor Pete Wilson. Currently, Dunlap owns and operates The Dunlap Group, focused on developing and implementing strategies for regulatory advocacy and compliance. Dunlap joins HyTech Power’s board as the company prepares to launch its first…

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HyTech Power Appoints Former Boeing Executive Jerry Allyne As President

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HyTech Power, a hydrogen energy solutions company, announced that Jerry Allyne has joined its executive team as president. Allyne, former vice president of strategic planning and analysis at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, joins the company as it prepares to launch multiple hydrogen-based technologies designed to address energy efficiency, emissions reduction and engine performance in the automotive, energy and related markets. Allyne comes to HyTech after more than 30 years of service with Boeing, where he most recently led strategic planning and integration, product strategy, market analysis, competitive analysis, biofuels and new-business…

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Automakers will have to make more clean vehicles in order to meet environmental standards

Report shows that automakers will have to produce and sell more clean vehicles in prominent markets Automakers will need to sell more fuel efficient vehicles in order to meet environmental standards in the United States, European Union, and China, according to a new report from the World Energy Council. The report notes that the U.S., EU, and China have embraced new fuel economy standards in order to lower emissions. This will have a prominent impact on the auto industry, forcing companies to produce and sell more fuel efficient vehicles in…

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Spoilers on tires could lead to greater fuel efficiency

Yokohama’s new idea for tires could improve vehicle fuel economy. Fuel efficiency is not only important because it means drivers can save money on gas and avoid premature wear and tear on their vehicles, but it is also better for the environment because less carbon dioxide from gasoline and diesel is released into the atmosphere. As such, many companies, such as Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama, have been researching ways to make vehicles more fuel efficient. Recently, Yokohama announced it has created tires with spoilers to help control airflow over the…

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6 Fuel Efficient Used Cars for Under $10K

A recent Market Intelligence survey from Kelley Blue Book found that 81 percent of car shoppers had their purchases influenced by gas prices. With the national average price for a gallon of gas currently at $3.42, that’s certainly understandable. But new car shoppers aren’t the only ones who are concerned about fuel efficiency. Used car shoppers also rely on efficient fuel economy as another way to stretch their car buying dollars. Plenty of used cars on the market not only offer a way to beat the depreciation curve, but they…

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Clean transportation initiative from Department of Transportation supports ambitious projects

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New initiative geared toward the support of clean transportation The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a new grant program that will support 27 clean transportation projects around the country. The agency has been showing more interest in the prospects of clean transportation lately, especially as hydrogen fuel begins to become a more important part of new vehicles. Through this new initiative, the Department of Transportation will be splitting some $59.3 million amongst 27 ambitious projects, which competed against a total of 146 applicants. Kentucky wins grant for fuel efficient…

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Honda unveils 2014 Accord hybrid

2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Honda reveals details concerning new 2014 Accord Late last week, Honda revealed its new 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid. The vehicle is equipped with an electric engine that is capable of running on conventional fuels as well as electricity, as can be expected in a hybrid vehicle. Honda has been making waves recently for its development of hydrogen-powered vehicles and the role it is playing in their promotion, but the company has not abandoned its interest in other models. Though hydrogen transportation may be the future of the auto industry, the…

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H2moves to launch European Hydrogen Road Tour

European Hydrogen Road Tour

H2moves looks to show off the capabilities of hydrogen-powered vehicles Hydrogen transportation is beginning to gain traction around the world and many automotive and fuel cell companies are keen to showcase the capabilities of hydrogen-powered vehicles. H2moves, a Scandinavian strategy and technology consultancy, has launched a European tour of hydrogen-powered vehicles this month. The event is designed to showcase the capabilities of hydrogen-powered vehicles and put to rest some of the concerns that exist regarding fuel efficiency, safety, and the performance of these vehicles. European tour may boost consumer acceptance…

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New fuel efficiency standards introduced in the US

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Obama enacts new fuel efficiency standards The Obama administration has taken an aggressive step in reducing the environmental impact of vehicles. This week, the administration introduced new fuel efficiency standards that require automakers to produce more fuel efficient vehicles. According to the new standards, these vehicles must boast of a fuel efficiency of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. While this may be a serious challenge for some in the auto industry, most major automakers have already begun their transition away from fossil-fuels and may have no trouble in complying…

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Fuel efficiency standards targeted by Obama administration

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U.S. legislative session coming to an end, fuel efficiency standards still on the table As another legislative session in the U.S. inches closer to finishing, some have criticized the federal government for its apparent lack of activity. The summer session has been long and grueling, with little work getting done in the way of legislation. As federal lawmakers begin to head home, the Obama administration is to pull off what may be the most aggressive political move seen during this entire legislative session. President Obama is looking to sign off…

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EPA identifies most fuel efficient vehicle ever

Honda Moving Beyond Hydrogen Fuel cells for cars - EV

Fuel efficiency continues to attract attention from consumers As environmental issues begin to draw more attention, consumers are beginning to focus on fuel efficiency as a way to reduce their impact on the environment and save money at the pump. Efficiency and sustainability go hand-in-hand and fuel efficiency has been considered one of the best ways to reduce energy costs in the U.S. and help the country break away from fossil-fuels entirely. In an effort to identify car manufacturers that produce vehicles that are designed with fuel efficiency in mind,…

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Chrysler CEO’s take on hydrogen fuel’s future

Sergio Marchionne

Last week, the federal government announced new economic standards for fuel efficiency, sending auto makers scrambling to tweak their engines to accommodate the new regulations. Given that the majority of car makers are developing fuel systems that rely either of hydrogen or batteries, such standards may not be difficult to meet. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne believes that car manufacturers will be focusing more on making their internal combustion engines more efficient rather than continue developing alternative fuel systems. Marchionne asserts that internal combustion, gasoline-powered engines are the only answer to…

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