Which Green Car Reports articles are most valuable? Poll results

Green Car Reports

A Twitter poll isn't particularly scientific, but like reading the comments on articles, we thought it might give us a. We've now been running a series of Twitter polls for several weeks, and last week we decided to use one poll for a different purpose. We wanted to survey our audience, which we haven't done in any large-scale or systematic way. Politics Future Cars incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Polls

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Magazine Article and 914 EV Wiki

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I ran out to Barnes and Noble today and picked up the March issue of Sports Car Market magazine. My 914 was featured on page 38 along with John Benson's 914 DC conversion! I hope Electro Auto doesn't get even more swamped by the publicity. I'm glad these EVs are getting coverage so more people can see what's possible.

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Trending Sources

Which type of Green Car Reports articles are least valuable? Poll results

Green Car Reports

The flipside of "most valuable" is "least valuable," so we put up the same list of choices again, this time asking survey respondents to rank their least favorite types of articles. Last week, we wrote about the results of a Twitter poll we put up to get a feel for what our readers like best about the site. Surprisingly, however, the results. Politics Future Cars energy policy incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Polls

2016 62

Bob Lutz on the real cost to make the Chevy Volt, Reuters article "preposterous"

National Green Transportation

On Monday, Reuters published an article claiming that each Chevy Volt cost GM $89,000 to manufacture, meaning that GM was eating $49k per Volt sold. That article cited a report prepared for Reuters by an "analyst,&quot

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Green Car Reports, Five Years And 9,800 Articles Later

Green Car Reports

At first one a day, and then more, we wrote articles on fuel efficiency, hybrids, diesel vehicles, and the plug-in electric cars that were then still two years away from the market. Five years ago today, Green Car Reports began a daily publishing schedule. Think back to February 2009, when the Tesla Roadster was the sole modern battery-electric

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CNN engages in fearism with article about electric vehicle range anxiety

National Green Transportation

An October 18, 2010 CNN news article about electric vehicle range anxiety is illustrative about one way to slant the coverage of this issue. Let's take a look at the points raised in the CNN article, but from the viewpoint of a journalist who has owned electric vehicles for over 10

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Today's Electric Cars and Battery Recycling

Electric Cars are for Girls

This NYT article connects the electric car manufacturers with their long-term battery recycling plans So you may have heard a little about the not-so-clean business of lead acid battery recycling.but hey, what about all the lithium ion batteries being used in today's electric cars?

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Greenius on Patch.com: It’s Not Easy Being Green, But it’s Fun in Hermosa

Creative Greenius

My column last week on Fourth of July fireworks and their environmental impact had an explosive impact of its own, as my back-and-forth with a right wing blogger in the comments section helped make it the most popular article on Hermosa Beach | Patch for five straight days.

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Electric Motorcycle Crash Fundraiser - Nikki's Video!

Electric Cars are for Girls

It's been a few weeks since Nathan Abbot crashed his electric motorcycle during a cross country ride - you can read all about it in this Wired magazine article. Nathan is now in a Portland hospital recovering from his (severe) injuries, and he and his family need our help this holiday season! Please click on the link below and donate whatever you can until Dec. 31; I know they will really appreciate it

Leaf Gets iPhone Control

Revenge of the Electric Car

Read more in the article: Nissan Leaf electric car gets iPhone control. From the article: “All Nissan Leafs (Leaves?) Here is the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Another Leaf-note: It’ll be iPhone friendly. will come with a cellular data radio built in. While the vehicle is at a charging station, it’ll be able to send updates to your phone, telling you when it’s finished suckling go-juice.&#.

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Electric Car Sharing

Electric Cars are for Girls

Only 50 bucks an hour, according to the article Marc Geller mentioned a few minutes ago on Twitter that he rented his electric vehicle to a Canadian through a peer-to-peer car sharing service called Getaround. I love this idea for getting people into electric cars! Might not be available for sale in your neighborhood, but if you happen to be visiting San Francisco you can rent one for a while, and see how you like it. They have gas-guzzlers too, of course, but.Tesla roadster, anyone?

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Elon Musk slams NY Times reporter for "fake" test drive of Tesla Model S

National Green Transportation

Musk's twitter posts on Monday call the article, by John Broder Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is blasting an NY Times reporter over what appears to be a shoddy Tesla Model S test drive report last weekend.

Electric Motorcycle Crash Fundraiser - Nikki's Video!

Electric Cars are for Girls

It's been a few weeks since Nathan Abbot crashed his electric motorcycle during a cross country ride - you can read all about it in this Wired magazine article. Nathan is now in a Portland hospital recovering from his (severe) injuries, and he and his family need our help this holiday season! Please click on the link below and donate whatever you can until Dec. 31; I know they will really appreciate it

The Real Reason for USA based Economic Recessions.

DIY Electric Car

This article will also show how the price of oil contributed to the current housing crisis as well but the responsibility of that problem has other root causes that will not be discussed here. Later on in this article you will see what the economic side effects are to this course of action. The True Cause of Recessions: OIL. By Douglas A. Stansfield. Recently I had the opportunity to speak at the annual Pennsylvania Energy Festival ( [link] ) back in September of this year.

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Follow-up: In the end, I bought a Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

Green Car Reports

In an article last fall, I reached out the GCR readers for a suggestion for what plug-in vehicle I should buy to complement my 84-mile range 2015 Nissan LEAF. The new vehicle, my wife’s car, had to handle a 16 mile daily commute, occasional 300 mile trips to Vermont (a place of few DC fast chargers), and be less than $40,000. Readers. Buying plug-in cars

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I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

Creative Greenius

Bill McKibben’s “Do The Math” article in 2012′s Rolling Stone magazine taught us that we cannot burn any more than 565 gigatons of carbon if we want to stay at 2° or lower.

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One out of four consumers interested in electric vehicles

Revenge of the Electric Car

From the USA Today Article: One out of four consumers say they would be willing to consider a plug-in electric car next time they are shopping for a new vehicle, Consumer Reports says one of its polls found. Here’s the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. One out of four consumers interested in electric vehicles.

2010 130

GE and Nissan to work on integrating electric vehicles and smart grid

National Green Transportation

Every so often this salivation bubbles up with articles glowing with There are some among the powers-that-be who are salivating over the thought of vast parking lots full of electric vehicles, each plugged into the smart grid.

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PHEV Blowback

Plug In Partners

As someone who has been enthusiastically watching and promoting plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, I was concerned that the headline of an article in USA Today (“Plug-in cars could actually increase air pollution,” Feb. A curious story ran in USA Today last week.

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What happens to plug-in hybrids over time? Take our Twitter poll

Green Car Reports

Last week, for the first time, we reminded regular readers about our regular Twitter poll in an article announcing the question of the week. That article seems to have earned us about three times as many responses as in previous polls, so we're going to make it a regular practice henceforth. This week, the question has to do with plug-in hybrids. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Polls

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Top five cars for under £200 per month

Green Cars News

Our price-busting articles on Top five cars you can lease for under £100 a month and Top five EVs and hybrids you can lease for less than £250 a month

2017 54

Dropping the Engine

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I followed all the directions in the Pelican Parts technical article and didn't miss any attached parts. The article mentioned that there was very little clearance for the fuel injectors. The engine just about a foot below mounting height. Engine pulled back about a foot.

2007 130

Fixing the Headlamp Switch

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

Since I took all the time to take this somewhat detailed picture, I submitted my findings to Pelican Parts so that they could post this as a technical addendum to their current article which only covers the older "skinny" headlamp switch.

2007 130

GREENIUS ON PATCH.COM: Hey, Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce, I’ve Got Your New Direction Right Here!

Creative Greenius

The Green Idea City movement has been slowly building since the Hermosa Beach City Council embraced it at its January goal-setting workshop, as then-Mayor Michael DiVirgilio outlined in his March article in the Daily Breeze.

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Green Car Reports: Best Reader Of The Year Award

Green Car Reports

While many readers dip into a few articles without commenting or interacting, a substantial number of you read most of our articles and comment, sometimes vigorously. Green Car Reports many readers, more than we thought possible seven years ago, when we launched the site. You also send us tips, correct our typos, and generally help us make the. Awards

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Picking an Accessory Battery

Open Source Civic EV Kit

I found the best price at TheRideStop.com On a more interesting note, I found out last week that this blog was listed in a slashdot article I've been somewhat bombarded with offers for help and requests for further information

2008 130

Better Place Revs Up In Tokyo

Revenge of the Electric Car

Read more in the San Jose Business Journal article: Better Place tests electric car system in Tokyo. Here is the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Palo Alto’s Better Place just announced that it will be conducting a 90-day test of its lithium-ion battery switching system with Tokyo’s Nihon Kotsu taxi company. The batteries can go about 100 miles before they need to be switched out.

Report: Tesla rejected additional driver sensors for Autopilot

Green Car Reports

On Monday, an article in the Wall Street Journal revealed, citing “people. In Tesla’s earnings call last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed a spate of crashes with cars using the automaker’s Autopilot system, noting that the crashes usually seem to involve experienced Tesla drivers who become complacent in using the system. Crashes

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Lithium vs Lead; the Great Cost Debate.

DIY Electric Car

This article aims to find that out. I've decided to try and work out the cost comparisons for a Lithium pack vs a Lead pack for a set range and a set number of years. Is Lead Acid actually cheaper or does is just seem that way up front? The method is to get 10kWh of usable energy, I’ll try to get that with Lead and with Lithium and see what we find is cheaper in the long run.

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7 things we learned in 9 years, and where green cars are headed

Green Car Reports

In February 2014, Green Car Reports had published about 9,800 news articles. More than four years ago, this site looked back at its first five years of coverage to assess what had changed—and what we'd learned. Now, we're repeating the exercise. The number is now up to more than 16,800. Much has changed since then, however. We've broken down. China Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2018 62

Two-Bolt EV family, RAV4 prices, diesel not dead, EPA shenanigans: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, some updates to add detail to popular articles, lower prices on some Toyota RAV4 crossovers, why diesel is far from dead, and an Oregon family whose only vehicles are a pair of Chevy Bolt EV electric cars. Our longest article today was by an Oregon reader whose family owns two Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Why a Fiat 500e driver got a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell as his next green car: low cost

Green Car Reports

Part of his interest in the Fiat, he admitted, came from an article about a group of race-car enthusiasts who. When marketing executive Chris Baccus leased a 2015 Fiat 500e three years ago, he intended to keep his 2007 BMW 335i as a "fun car," and use the electric Fiat just for commuting. Within six months, he'd sold the BMW altogether. California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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Germans are coming for Tesla, German paper says, so now it's 'interesting'

Green Car Reports

A recent article on electric cars in the At times, those of us who cover the auto industry fall prey to stereotypes of the German auto industry. It can seem to observers that the collective belief of BMW, Daimler, and VW Group is that nothing happens in the industry until it's been done by one of their three companies—preferably all three.

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The "grand and lovely futility" of Honda's FCX Clarity

Plugs and Cars

Dan Neil has another must read article in today's LA Times. Full article available here. He heaps praise and digs the grave of Honda's fuel cell marvel. I'd really like to hear what the other Dan, CARB Board Member and hydrogen fuel cell stalwart Dan Sperling, thinks upon reading it.

2009 130

Elon Musk slams NY Times reporter for "fake" test drive of Tesla Model S

National Green Transportation

Musk's twitter posts on Monday call the article, by John Broder Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is blasting an NY Times reporter over what appears to be a shoddy Tesla Model S test drive report last weekend.

Smart Move

Revenge of the Electric Car

Read more in the article: Smart to Launch Test Fleet of Electric Cars. From the article: “The car would be leased for four years at $599 a month and would be under warranty during the full period. Here’s the link to the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Smart will be launching a test fleet of 250 electric cars in selected areas, including: Portland, San Jose, Indianapolis, Orlando, and the Washington, D.C. – Boston Corridor.

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‘Revenge’ Hits Indiana

Revenge of the Electric Car

Here is the full text of the article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Director Chris Paine was in Indianapolis this week to film for ‘Revenge.’ ’ More details in this TV report: Filmmaker in Ind. for electric car doc. Filmmaker in Ind. for electric car doc. Updated: Friday, 12 Feb 2010, 6:51 AM EST. Published : Friday, 12 Feb 2010, 6:02 AM EST. * By: Debby Knox. Indiana is slated to be the leading state in the development of electric cars.

A Cheap Balancer and Transmission Issues

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I'm going to try to replace the sychro rings myself based on the Pelican Parts article and, if I screw up, I'll take the whole thing back to A & P to put it back together.

2007 130

Still waiting for the Transmission

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I also had a phone interview with a journalist named Kristen that I met at NEDRA who's writing an EV conversion article for the February issue of SportsCarMarket. Well, it's been over a month since I've posted since the holidays are here and I'm still waiting for the transmission to get back. I talked with a guy at Rennsport Systems last week and he said he'd see what was going on and get back to me. Still haven't heard from him. I'll try again tomorrow.

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China’s EV Subsidy

Revenge of the Electric Car

Journal article: China to Subsidize Electric Cars. Here’s the text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: [link]. Liu Li and Kersten Zhang contributed to this article. China is starting a program to subsidize buyers of battery-powered and plug-in hybrids. The two year program will start in five major cities later this year, and it is expected that the subsidies will be made available to buyers in other cities in the near future. Read more in the Wall St.

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