2008

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Where Do The Biggest SUVs Go From Here?

Hybrid SUV Blog

How far will big hybrid SUVs go? This article from the San Mateo Daily Journal takes a closer look at the offenders and inspired this blog post.

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Christmas Presents

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Santa was good to me this year. received a Link-10 battery monitor from my parents. The items on the right came from Belktronix. We'll see how it goes.

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Snow falls, Tango plows in Spokane

Plugs and Cars

It's one thing to read about a Prius powering a home during a blackout.

Inside The Green Task Force

Creative Greenius

have to admit I’ve shared a pretty dire world view when it comes to the current and coming impacts of climate change. How cool a job is that?

Featured EV Video: Living with an EV part 4

DIY Electric Car

Gav's EV Conversion - Living with an EV - IV from Gav on Vimeo. This video is the fourth in the series of lifestyle videos.

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Toyota To Show EV Concept Car At Detroit Auto Show

Revenge of the Electric Car

“Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. said today that it will show a small electric concept vehicle at the Detroit auto show next month.&# - Toyota Division Communications. Considering the implication of those two short lines, they were barely whispered to the press. This leaves Honda alone among the top 10 with no “announced&# EV program.

Building the heater

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

Money has been tight after ordering the batteries and the holidays so progress has been rather slow lately. Here is a picture after removing the dash.

Electric Powered.Jerry Asher's Spirit of DC travels promote vehicles of the future

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Electric Powered Jerry Asher's Spirit of DC travels promote vehicles of the future By Gary Dickson -- Record-Bee Publisher LAKEPORT - Jerry Asher drove into Lakeport on Thursday, November 20. It’s doubtful anyone heard him pull into town, though. His car doesn’t make any noise. It’s electric. There are currently 52 members of the local association.

150-mile per gallon hybrid fights back at LA Auto Show

Hybrid SUV Blog

Like Milton from Office Space , did the LA Auto Show try to move Edward Furio to the basement? Furia makes an excellent point here.

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Frustrations with Zolox sensor mount

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I tried installing the Zolox sensor mounting ring for the Warp9 motor from EVsource today. It looks like the fabricator got the holes offset.

Clean coal

Plugs and Cars

The Further Adventures of The Solangelist

Creative Greenius

As we move into the final month of the year 2008 I keep looking up at my rooftop longingly. Where’s the credibility in that?  The county of L.A.

200AH LiFePo4 Battery Test Results

DIY Electric Car

A DIY Electric Car Member, david85, has been testing a 200 Amp-Hour LiFePo4 Battery for a few weeks now and has been keeping a public journal of the results. Many new LiFePo4 manufacturers are popping up in China and Japan and prices continue to get lower which is very encouraging for use in EVs.

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Goal!

Plug In Partners

But our goal was to see them manufacturered and in the show rooms. And it comes as GM reaches its 100th year. But don’t call them hybrids.

Going back to CAMP914

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Yesterday was fun. drove the electric 914 back out to Camp914 where I originally purchased the car and drove it away as a gasoline vehicle.

Can I Build My Own Plug-In Hybrid?

Electric Cars are for Girls

I want to add electric motors to my Dodge pickup, to be able to plug in and charge for running errands, 15 mile round trip to work in

U.S. Battery Makers Power Up

Revenge of the Electric Car

I wrote a few months ago about the Japanese and European carmakers teaming up with Asian and Euro battery manufacturers with $200-$400 million deals to build large production facilities that will soon be cranking out high volumes of LiIon batteries for plug-in cars. As this article explains, we now have movement toward a domestic supply.

Installing the motor

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

After taking a nice vacation to Oregon for some quad riding in the dunes and getting over a nasty cold I was finally able to get back to the project.

"Spirit" Doing the East Bay EAA Meeting, Saturday, 22 November 2008

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

This space is reserved for Paul Cooper, Ed Thorpe and East Bay EAA'rs to blog and post pixs from the "Spirit" being there in Alameda, showing & shining

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Big Hybrid SUV Buying Opportunity?

Hybrid SUV Blog

Have you ever looked back at buying opportunities you missed and wondered if the signs to buy were right in front of you? You should end up here.

Mounting the Zolox Sensor

Open Source Civic EV Kit

After futzing around awhile, I was able to get the spacer ring for the Zolox tachometer sensor to line up. Here's the bottom of the mounting ring.

Build My Dreams, BYD

Plugs and Cars

The announcement that BYD, the Chinese battery giant turned automaker, has actually begun selling its plug-in hybrid, is pretty big news.

Join Me For A Visit To Reality

Creative Greenius

Clean Coal is a shameless marketing scam designed to allow coal companies to keep raking in the bucks while they continue to destroy the environment. They know it’s a lie, but they’ll say and do anything to make their profits.  I hope they’re saving those dollars to pay the carbon tax they have coming due. 

Featured EV Video: Craig Dusing's Chevy S-10

DIY Electric Car

This weekend we filmed some footage of Craig's S10 EV. thought it was a very nice conversion although he wants to make it even cleaner still. The truck had plenty of pep and good range. If you have questions about this conversion, this is the place to ask.

Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

Plug In Partners

I t wasn't that long ago that I remember a Chrysler ad that bragged about how its new Charger, with the big V 8, was a hybrid.

Going to the Portland Better Living Show

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Yesterday was a long day. spent over seven hours on my feet at the Portland Better Living Show displaying the 914.

Choosing EV Batteries for Cold and Rainy Climates

Electric Cars are for Girls

I want to convert a car in Iceland and am having trouble selecting the right batteries. The car is to function in the capital with a

Filming Tesla - 2

Revenge of the Electric Car

Our co-producer continues her account of shooting behind the scenes at Tesla. As we captured key meetings with department heads,  Elon stressed his commitment to ramping Tesla up - and the fact that his role was hands-on. He reminded person after person that no problem or detail was too small. The buck stopped with Elon.

12 volt test

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I started off by removing the bolt that holds the coupler and putting a drop of loctite to make sure it doesn't come out. Next came the hard part.

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"Spirit" with the Tehachapi EAA, Sunday Noon, 23 November 2008

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Jerry's visit to our new chapter was a great way to start our group off! splendid and informative time was had by all. We attracted a couple of new members, and the local paper with our luncheon. It was a pleasant but windy day, but wind is a good thing for those of us in Tehachapi. Check out the TCEAA web site at [link

Could A “Perfect Hybrid” Save Detroit?

Hybrid SUV Blog

What could save the American auto industry? Now that Chrysler and GM got their Christmas wish in the form of a $17.4

Add the Splash Guard

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I'd like to get the car off the jack-stands and back into a position where I can drive it while still adding things like the guages. Good Night

Musk v. Fisker

Plugs and Cars

The Wall St Journal's new glossy mag, WSJ, reports on the rivalry between Tesla's Elon Musk, and Henrik Fisker. A bit of scratching and clawing.

Tach Mount, Splash Guard and POR-15

Open Source Civic EV Kit

In the final directions, I'll probably list a smaller piece to acquire. This one cost me $22.25. The original donut was 1 1/2" thick.