July, 2011

Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

Creative Greenius

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. That’s What Happens When YOU’RE the Jackass driving 140 Miles An Hour Totally Toasted.

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Toyota Scion IQ Electric Car - 2012

Electric Cars are for Girls

Toyota's in the electric car game , if a little late. And no, it's not a hybrid, either! Have a look

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Keepin' it simple

Plugs and Cars

Plug-in cars are being delivered at long last. Yet there remains confusion about the necessary infrastructure and its expense. Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE) home wall units are priced at between about $1000 and $2500. Plus installation. Need it cost this much?

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Study suggests arrays of closely-spaced counter-rotating vertical-axis wind turbines could enhance power density of wind farms by up to an order of magnitude

Green Car Congress

Dabiri suggests using optimized arrays of smaller vertical-axis wind turbines to increase the power density and reduce the cost, and visual, acoustic, radar and environmental impacts, of wind farms using giant horizontal-axis turbines. Source: Dabiri 2010. Click to enlarge. Research by Prof.

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Walgreens Promises To Install 800 EV Chargers At Its Stores

All Cars Electric

Cracker Barrel did it at all its Tennessee stores, and Best Buy is doing it at stores all around the country. Now pharmaceuticals giant Walgreens is getting in on the action as well. If you hadn’t guessed, we’re talking about installing electric car charging stations, a trend that's getting more common among big businesses across the

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Mission Motors wins joint TTXGP/e-Power race at Laguna Seca

National Green Transportation

Today, the first joint TTXGP/e-Power electric motorcycle race was run, with Mission Motors winning in a spectacular show. They won convincingly over a field containing the who's-who of electric motorcycle racing including last years

Dude! What Part of Fires, Flood, Drought & Record Temps Didn’t You Understand?

Creative Greenius

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. That’s What Happens When YOU’RE the Jackass driving 140 Miles An Hour Totally Toasted. Good old now dead Jackass, Ryan Dunn, never provided me with a single ounce of entertainment, but he has handily provided me with an apt metaphor for all his fellow Jackasses who keep talking smack and moron-level nonsense about global warming and climate change being a hoax. So he’s got that going for him now.

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Transmission Losses: Exxon-Mobil oil pipeline breaks, Yellowstone River fouled

Plugs and Cars

Tiny compared to the Gulf spill (remember that?,) it warrants only page A-9 of the SF Chronicle. An ExxonMobil pipeline that runs under the Yellowstone River ruptured and leaked hundreds of barrels of oil into the waterway, causing a 25-mile plume that fouled the riverbank and forced municipalities and irrigation districts downstream to close intakes, officials said Saturday.

New York City adding 70 electric vehicles to fleet; launches EV educational push

Green Car Congress

Mayor Bloomberg announces the addition of 70 new electric vehicles. Chevy Volt and Navistar E-star are visible in the background. Click to enlarge.

Ford Polls Facebook Fans For 2012 Focus Electric Noises (Video)

All Cars Electric

Whether you think they're needed or not, all electric and hybrid cars are going to be required to fit noisemakers so that they can't be missed at speeds of 15 mph or below. To involve its fans, Ford posted four possible sounds for the noise that its upcoming 2012 Ford Focus Electric will emit as YouTube videos, linked to them on its Ford Electric

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Controller update

DIY Electric Car

Controller started turning off under heavy loads. Asked around and was told I needed to replace the filter board caps. $90 90 @ mouser, some heavy duty soldering, everything is still going strong two months later. Also, I did a measured 45mi and measured 9kwh (of 14kw). The entire trip was secondary roads (35 typical, 45mph max

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Hybrid SUVs Now Among Safest Vehicles

Hybrid SUV Blog

SUVs including hybrid SUVs are among the safest vehicles on the market today. Certainly the size of an SUV plays a role. But a few years ago, one potential flaw loomed over the SUVs’ safety record. Namely, some models were prone to rollovers.

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Electric Car Sharing

Electric Cars are for Girls

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? Only 50 bucks an hour, according to the article

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Results and pictures for 2011 Laguna Seca TTXGP/e-Power electric motorcycle race

National Green Transportation

Yesterday during the Red Bull MotoGP weekend extravaganza at Laguna Seca, the FIM's e-Power and the TTXGP jointly held a quiet little electric motorcycle racing event that appears to be the harbinger of the coming age of

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President Obama announces 54.5 mpge, 163 gCO2/mile target for MY2025 light-duty vehicles; California on board

Green Car Congress

Light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards, 1978-2025. MY1978-2011 figures are NHTSA CAFE in mpg. MY2012-2025 standards are EPA GHG standards in miles per gallon equivalent, incorporating air conditioning improvements.

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Start-Up Electric Car Company Green Vehicles Folds, Costs City $500,000

All Cars Electric

Consider today's collapse of electric car company Green Vehicles an object lesson in why it's a bad idea for cities to invest in the risky business of start-up car companies--perhaps especially start-up electric car companies. The city of Salinas, California learned that lesson today as Green Vehicles shut its doors, costing the city more than

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2012 Fiat 500 Cabrios, Manuals More Popular Than Projected

Green Car Reports

Launching the 2012 Fiat 500 minicar in the U.S. market was a gamble to begin with. But it's one that is paying off in some unexpected ways. Fiat's top North American executive, Laura Soave, told trade journal Ward's Auto that the Cabrio model with the roll-back cloth roof is proving far more popular than the 10 percent of sales that the company

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Hybrid SUVs Now Among Safest Vehicles

Hybrid SUV Blog

SUVs including hybrid SUVs are among the safest vehicles on the market today. Certainly the size of an SUV plays a role. But a few years ago, one potential flaw loomed over the SUVs’ safety record. Namely, some models were prone to rollovers.

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6 Volt Golf Cart Battery: The Top Six

Electric Cars are for Girls

Which 6 volt golf cart battery is the best choice for electric car drivers? Here are the favorites

Marietta pedestrian convicted of vehicular manslaughter, while walking

National Green Transportation

How do you get convicted of vehicular manslaughter when you weren't even driving a car? By crossing a busy road in an unwalkable neighborhood of Marietta Georgia. Raquel Nelson, Marietta, was convicted today of vehicular manslaughter

USC researchers outline their proposed anthropogenic chemical carbon cycle; the Methanol Economy

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Anthropogenic chemical carbon cycle. Click to enlarge.

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IKEA Latest To Announce Electric Car Charging Points At Stores

All Cars Electric

Furniture and homewares giant IKEA has joined a grown list of retail firms announcing plans to install electric car charging points at their stores across the nation. Just this week we reported about Walgreens announcing plans for 800 charging points, and before that we saw Cracker Barrel and Best Buy do the same. Like the rest, IKEA is partnering

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Ford Hybrids Prove Durability By Racking Up Most Taxi Miles

Green Car Reports

If you want to wring out your new car and test exactly how durable it is, never mind taking it to Death Valley or testing above the Arctic Circle. Just put it in service as a street taxi in any big city. New York City, maybe, or San Francisco. That's just what Ford has done with its hybrid vehicles, first the Escape Hybrid crossover and more

How To Charge An Electric SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Who You Gonna Call When Your EV Batteries Run Low? Even with the ubiquitous availability of gas stations to choose from, most people have run out of gas once or twice in their lifetime.

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GM EN-V Concept Car - Small, Electric, and Networked

Electric Cars are for Girls

Have you heard of the GM EN-V? It's a concept electric vehicle, sort of a cross between a personal electric car and a cell phone. In a word? Inevitable

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Tesla beginning to produce Beta versions of Model S

National Green Transportation

Yesterday the Tesla Motors blog posted a Q&A, between Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen and Model S Program Director Jerome Guillen, about Tesla's next all-electric car, the Model S sedan. The discussion centered on

Syrian oil ministry announces oil shale tender

Green Car Congress

Syria’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has announced a tender for investing in oil shale in the Khanaser area, 103 km in southeastern Aleppo, over an area of 150 km 2 divided into 14 blocks with geological reserves of 2.3 to 3 billion tons in each block.

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Lowe's: ?Let's Build An Electric Car Charging Station Together?

All Cars Electric

If you’re the kind of person who thinks that a fun weekend consists of redecorating your bathroom, landscaping your garden or perhaps making your own shelving units from scratch, you’re probably familiar with Lowe’s, the Home Improvement Store. But what you may not know is that as of August DIY Enthusiasts in selected areas will

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EPA Says Toyota Prius Hybrid No Longer 'Most Fuel-Efficient'

Green Car Reports

Ask Americans about fuel-efficient cars, and many will name the iconic Toyota Prius hybrid, with gas mileage rated by the EPA at a combined 50 miles per gallon. So you'd expect the EPA to rank the Prius as the best midsize car on its list of Most and Least Fuel Efficient Cars, right? It's not there. Instead, it's been displaced by the

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Where Did All The Hybrids Go?

Hybrid SUV Blog

The hybrid market has seen low sales in the months leading up to the summer. But sales are expected to ramp up in next few months, as well as longer term. For most of the spring, sales of gas-electric hybrids dropped off due to limited supplies. June was the low point for availability.

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Nissan Leaf With No Range Anxiety

Electric Cars are for Girls

Do electric car drivers have different views on the Nissan Leaf and range anxiety than the automotive magazine folks? Turns out they do

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Ford's social media experiment seeking opinions on noise for Focus Electric

National Green Transportation

Because of a recent law requiring the NHTSA study the need for adding noise to electric cars, Ford Motor has launched a social media experiment seeking input on noises they proposed will be on the 2012 Ford Focus Electric &nbsp

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MIT team synthesizes all carbon nanofiber electrodes for high-energy rechargeable Li-air batteries

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Gravimetric Ragone plot comparing energy and power characteristics of CNF electrodes based on the pristine and discharged electrode weight with that of LiCoO 2. Source: Mitchell et al. Click to enlarge. A team at MIT, led by Carl V.

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2012 Mitsubishi i Electric Car: X-Ray Cutaway Shows Layout

All Cars Electric

Here's a view of a car you've probably not seen before, though it may be familiar to you if you've ever been in the hospital. The image above shows the 2012 Mitsubishi i electric vehicle after an X-ray scan, allowing you to see many of the vehicle's key components. X-rays pass cleanly through fabrics, plastics and thin sheets of metal such as the

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Nissan Leaf News: Electric-Car Updates Coming For 2012, 2013

Green Car Reports

The 2011 Nissan Leaf, the world's first modern battery-electric car built in volume by a major automaker, is starting to hit its stride. Now the evolution of the Leaf is getting clearer, as Nissan officials confirmed changes and updates to the car for the 2012 and 2013 model years. More than 4,000 Leafs have been sold in the U.S. the total at the

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BMW forms electric car partnership

Green Cars News

BMW has announced a new electric car charging agreement with Coulomb Technologies for the Boston Metro area. More than 150 charging stations for electric vehicles are now being installed by Coulomb through its $37million ChargePoint America Department of Energy programme – with BMW ActiveE drivers able to take advantage of the network. ActiveE motorists will [.]. BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news BMW ActiveE BMW electric cars ChargePoint Network Coulomb Technologies

This Nissan Leaf Runs on Sunshine

Electric Cars are for Girls

This Nissan Leaf runs on solar energy! Find out what an EV driver can do to drive his car for FREE

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