June 2018

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Viewpoint: Electric vehicles vs. the perfect battery

It is no surprise that electric vehicles (EVs) are getting a lot more attention, now that carmakers have announced plans to increase production of them.

Liebert, R., Honeywell UOP

It is no surprise that electric vehicles (EVs) are getting a lot more attention, now that carmakers have announced plans to increase production of them. Some governments have even declared the phaseout of gasoline-powered cars over the next decade or two. This has led some public policy experts to suggest that the end of the petroleum-powered vehicle is imminent.  EVs will undoubtedly continue to grow in popularity. This trend raises some very important questions for refiners: How many will there be? How quickly will they be here? How will this affect demand for transportation fuels? How should we plan our investments to meet that demand?  Believe it or not, EVs have been around longer tha

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