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Your car air-con is consuming half your fuel in heavy traffic

….using the transport calculator developed for EPA Victoria Greenhouse Calculator… assumed ‘small’ car (Corolla size), 10 km/h average speed, with stops every 50 metres and  Darwin climate…results are only approximate, as the model is fairly basic and changes in environmental and … Continue reading

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Why consumers say electric cars and green energy go together

It’s a natural fit to invest in rooftop PV to charge car batteries, reducing running cost to zero. >readmore> CleanTechnica

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For Powering Cars, Solar-Electric Is ‘Orders Of Magnitude’ More Efficient Than Biofuels

Of course, the IC engine folks are still convinced that biofuels are some kind of solution but they don’t go to the source of the problem. Here’s a convincing story showing how much land is consumed for biofuelled cars v. … Continue reading

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New aircon fluid – fire and extreme corrosion hazard

Because current type aircon fluid is still a worry with hole in ozone layer, Dow Chemical, with Honeywell, have spent squillions developing a replacement. For car aircon, first adopter is Mercedes. But fault simulation exposes fireball and poison problem. Ironically, … Continue reading

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