September, 2010

Hermosa Beach Mayor Has A Secret & It’s None of Your Damn Business

Creative Greenius

Well I guess I’m just not the “leading thinker&# on Hermosa’s Carbon Neutral City movement or the Green Idea City I thought I was. Who’d have thunk it?!

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BMW takes REVENGE

Revenge of the Electric Car

Last week Chris Paine moderated a panel on electric vehicles at the Opportunity Green business conference in Los Angeles.

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Trending Sources

Infiniti Electric in 2013

Plugs and Cars

I'm getting used to hearing electric car announcements. I usually take them with a grain of salt, as in the case of the Saab 9-3 ePower concept. Or the Toyesla RAV4 EV redux, for that matter.

Tony Hayward's New Electric Car!

Electric Cars are for Girls

What sort of going away present do you give a guy who's resigning from his post at BP after spilling all their shareholders' oil into the Gulf? Lemme think.Hey, I've got it! How about an electric car? It only takes 25,000 signatures to get him the keys

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Jaguar Introduces C-X75 Gas Micro-turbine Extended Range Electric Vehicle Concept

Green Car Congress

The C-X75. Click to enlarge. Jaguar has unveiled the C-X75 concept, an extended range electric vehicle that uses twin gas micro-turbines from Bladon Jets to power two switched reluctance generators from SR Drives. Earlier post.)

We Are Now Legal!!!

DIY Electric Car

EV Grinning, we have just completed our conversion from gas to electric, two weeks ago the Fiero passed it's safety test with no problems. We had the car licensed and plated the following week. We have had a few road tests, trying to find the actual range per charge.

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Has the Green Idea City Invited YOU Yet?

Creative Greenius

My old pal, Michael DiVirgilio, the Mayor of Hermosa – until Pete Tucker takes over that ceremonial title later this month - is putting on a “Leadership Forum&# on Sept 10 in Hermosa Beach in the City Council chamber.

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GE WattStation get TV ad

Plugs and Cars

GE has taken to the airwaves with an ad for its electric car charging station.

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Two Year Old Trojan Batteries, Never Used

Electric Cars are for Girls

Is there any problem in purchasing batteries that have never been used (sitting on a shelf) but yet are 2 years old (manufactured date)? I believe they

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Frito-Lay to Deploy 21 Electric Delivery Trucks in 2010, 155 More in 2011

Green Car Congress

Frito-Lay will deploy 21 electric delivery trucks this year. The company projects it will roll out 155 additional trucks in 2011, making Frito-Lay the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in North America. The trucks, designed by Smith Electric Vehicles, generate zero tailpipe emissions and operate for up to 100 miles on a single charge.

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waterproofing motor compartment. etc

DIY Electric Car

After much thought/consultation about waterproofing the motor compartment of the truck.

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South Bay 350 Getting to Work on 10-10-10!

Creative Greenius

South Bay 350 Climate Action Group Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden Enviroscape

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BP and Me: How The Oil Spill Changed My Mind on Electric Cars

All Cars Electric

As a writer for a group of car sites with 3 million readers each month, I don't think I need to explain how much gasoline has changed my life. I've seen the world from street level because of it. It's fueled my life. Oil has caused me agita this year, too. It's played havoc with a place I see myself someday, when I'm divorced from work. And it's

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Coda sets price on new EV

Plugs and Cars

Coda has set the price for its new electric car: $44,900. After the federal tax credit, the cost drops to $37,400. In California, the only place the car will be offered this year, the cost should drop to $32,400, presuming the car receives CARB certification as a 100 mile range EV. That's still a good $10,000 more than the Nissan LEAF. But Coda has an ace up its sleeve. Range. With a 33.8kWh lithium battery pack, nearly 10kWh larger than LEAF's, it could have significantly greater range.

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Icelanders get a sneak peek of REVENGE

Revenge of the Electric Car

Early yesterday morning in Los Angeles when it was around dinner time in Reykjavik, Iceland, Chris Paine appeared via Skype at Iceland’s annual Driving Sustainability conference. He was invited to appear through the magic of webcams and satellite communication to join a panel discussion on the benefits and challenges of the transformative technologies of electric automobiles.

Renault Introduces Kangoo Express ZE Electric LCV at 20,000

Green Car Congress

Kangoo Express ZE. Click to enlarge. At the International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Renault is premiering the definitive version of Kangoo Express ZE (Zero Emission), the first all-electric van developed and built by a vehicle manufacturer. Earlier post.).

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Show Off Your Car At the Exploratorium in San Francisco

DIY Electric Car

Hello DIY'ers, The Exploratorium in the San Francisco is looking for someone who'd like to show off their DIY Electric Car for one night on October 7th as part of our monthly After Dark series. On the first Thursday of each month we keep the museum open a little bit later and invite adult audiences to enjoy the museum with a drink in hand and in a setting curated around an ever-changing monthly theme. Our October After Dark event is entitled Sol Systems: An Alternative Energy Exploration.

Sure, AB811 is Dead & Buried, But There’s Still Green Work for Contractors!

Creative Greenius

Tired of waiting for the green economy to start offering green jobs that pay real money? Wait no more if you’re a contractor here in the South Bay of California because the cavalry has finally arrived in the form of the L.A. County Energy program.

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Nissan Celebrates 20,000 Reservations For 2011 Leaf With U.S. Tour

All Cars Electric

Remember the Freedom Drive, where a solitary 2011 Chevy Volt made its way from Texas to New York to publicize the extended-range electric vehicle’s launch? Finishing on Independence Day with a massive fireworks display, the tour gave out T-Shirts and offered test-drives to potential customers en-route. Ever since then we’ve been

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Electric Car Motor Horsepower Ratings

Electric Cars are for Girls

What are the viable horsepower ratings of these electric motor? is DC potentially lower than AC? I'm trying to gather all the information I can to make

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Military Developing Hybrids on Steroids

Hybrid SUV Blog

Hybrid SUVs of the future will likely benefit from multi-million dollar research projects and technology being developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) today.

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Lightweight Edison2 E85 Car Wins Mainstream Class X-Prize; Two Battery Electric Vehicles Take Alternative Class Prizes

Green Car Congress

The Edison2 Very Light Car on the track. Credit: Edison2. Click to enlarge. The X PRIZE Foundation awarded $10 million to three teams who successfully completed the rigorous Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE.

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Electric motorcycle pioneer Matt Dieckmann dies in traffic accident

National Green Transportation

Yesterday Matthew Dieckmann, 29, of Santa Rosa California died in a motorcycle accident.

Climate Criminal Carly Fiorona BUSTED by Greenpeace, Slinks Away In Shame

Creative Greenius

Disgraced former HP executive Carly Fiorona who is running as the bootlicking sycophant of dirty polluters and big oil for a US Senate seat in California was caught shoveling more cash into her pocketbook for her campaign last week by my heroes from Greenpeace. California and the nation lose if unaccomplished mercenaries and carbon collaborators like Fiorona win.

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Nissan Bears All, Embraces NFL Season With Eco-Hugging Leaf Ad

All Cars Electric

It’s the start of the football season in the U.S, and that means millions of viewers watching the games in their own home. Which translates to millions of eyeballs watching television ads during the game. In short, NFL mid-game adverts are big-buck affairs. Automakers know that, and have saved some of their best work for football fans

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Portable Generator Power for an EV

Electric Cars are for Girls

I am contemplating a conversion, and wanted to know if anyone has tried to hook up a generator to be run mechanically from the motion of the vehicle

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‘11 VW Touareg Hybrid Praised

Hybrid SUV Blog

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV. The highly anticipated Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV finally made it to market this year. And the initial reception is quite positive. The 2011 VW Touareg Hybrid, like its gasoline-only and diesel counterparts, is part of a second generation of the Touareg line.

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C-17 Using Combination of Bio- and Synthetic Fuels in Flight Tests

Green Car Congress

A C-17 Globemaster III based at Edwards Air Force Base is conducting flight tests to see how it performs with different combinations of biofuels. The C-17 Globemaster lifts off. Source: USAF. Click to enlarge.

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Oh, Audi, How Could You? The French Like Electric Cars, But.

Green Car Reports

Marketing missteps in naming cars quickly become legendary. There's the urban myth that the Chevrolet Nova failed in South America because in Spanish, no va means "won't go." It's not true.) But now it turns out that Audi may have committed a blunder in naming its line of electric cars e-Tron. Especially since they're about to be shown at the

Bad bicycle parking at Whole Foods undermines green image

National Green Transportation

Whole Foods is in a way emblematic of the Green Living movement. They consciously scuplt this imagry of eco-conscious living, organic products, herbal treatments, freshly made wonderfully yummy everything. Yup, there's a lot of good things to be said about the company, its products, etc.

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Motive Industries Reveals Design For Hemp-Bodied Kestrel

All Cars Electric

Sit back, relax, and take in the official design and specifications for the Kestrel, the hemp-bodied EV engineered by Canadian firm Motive Industries. We looked at the benefits of the environmentally friendly hemp construction last month, an avenue Lotus have also explored with their 2008 Eco Elise concept. Now we can see what the lightweight EV

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Electric Car Battery Comparison

Electric Cars are for Girls

How does the Energizer EGC2 battery compare to the Trojan T-105? Hi, James - It depends on what you value. I asked around a little bit, and the consensus

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Trunk Ventilation

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

One issue I frequently dealt with was the charger shutting down due to over heating. I would finish work and come out to find a car with less than full charge.

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Peugeot Releases Specs, Pricing Package for the iOn EV

Green Car Congress

The iOn with (1) Motor, (2) Traction battery pack, (3) Inverter and (4) On-board charger. Click to enlarge. Peugeot has released the specifications for the iOn EV—based on the Mitsubishi iMiEV ( earlier post )—in advance of the Paris Auto Show.

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California Wants 1 Million Electric Cars On Its Road By 2020

Green Car Reports

During his 2008 campaign for president, Barack Obama famously said that he wanted one million plug-in cars on U.S. roads by 2015. That's a goal that many experts continue to think will be extremely hard to attain. Now California has adopted the same goal for the state alone, but with a different and longer timeframe. For the Golden State, the

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And the winner of the X Prize is…

Green Cars News

Three teams will share $10million after successfully completing the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. The X Prize winners are Edison2 of Lynchburg, Virginia; X-Tracer of Winterthur, Switzerland; and Li-ion Motors Corporation of Mooresville, North Carolina. The winners were chosen from an original field of 111 teams representing 136 vehicle entries from around the world. The [.].

GE WattStation Ad Helps Alleviate Range Anxiety, Makes Charging Sexy

All Cars Electric

What happens when the humble charging station gets a makeover courtesy of a top San Francisco design firm, a choice of colors and an TV advert full of young, happy, carefree friends making an EV road trip? The GE WattStation. Developed by General Electric as its answer to the demand for electric vehicle charging points for the ever-increasing