July, 2010

Porsche Developing Electric Vehicles; 3 Electric Boxsters Slated for Testing

Green Car Congress

A Porsche Boxster. Click to enlarge. Dr. Ing. Porsche AG, Stuttgart is researching and developing all-electric vehicles, with three electric Boxsters to be in testing as part of the Stuttgart Model Region for Electromobility project. The work is in conjunction with the ongoing development of hybrid concepts already in regular production.

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Greetings from ToxicTown Torrance! Breathe Deep… That’s the Smell of Dirty Money

Creative Greenius

My pals at Greenpeace, spearheaded by my sister from another mother, Jenny Binstock, produced the video above to warn folks like me, who live in ToxicTown Torrance, that we’re not really safe from the danger that surrounds us all over the South Bay and throughout all of Los Angeles. Luckily we have Greenpeace on the case to do the job that our own Mayor and City Council just aren’t courageous or visionary enough to do.

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Chelsea Sexton test drives the Leaf

Revenge of the Electric Car

Who Killed the Electric Car? alumnus and Revenge of the Electric Car consultant Chelsea Sexton recently got her turn to test drive the Nissan Leaf, and posted her findings on AutoBlogGreen : After inviting hundreds of people to Japan to check out the production-ready Leaf electric vehicle, Nissan has begun a much smaller effort in launch markets in the U.S., thus far conducting test drives in San Diego and Los Angeles, California.

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Electric Land Rover Conversion

Electric Cars are for Girls

I need a SUV for work, but feel guilty about the gas mileage. Thinking about buying a used Land Rover and converting it myself. I've seen on the Internet

Bill Gates Backs EcoMotors' New OPOC Engine With $23.5 Million Investment

Green Car Reports

Throughout the history of the internal combustion engine there have been a multitude of scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs shouting claims about revolutionary new engine designs promising greater efficiency, more power, fewer emissions and lower production and running costs. However, to this day we are yet to see anything come up to replace

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Raving about my RAV4 EV (again)

Plugs and Cars

The recent Toyota-Tesla announcement regarding a new generation of RAV4 EVs has sparked interest in the originals, here, in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Marathon Announces First Oil from Deepwater Droshky Development in Gulf of Mexico

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Marathon Oil Corporation announced that its Droshky development in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico has begun production on time and under budget. This marks the first new deepwater production since the Obama Administration halted drilling after the Deepwater Horizon accident. The new well had already been drilled at the time of the incident.

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A whirlwind of Music and Danish EVs

Revenge of the Electric Car

Chris just back from a week in Denmark shooting a short film for the next UN Climate Conference this coming December. He and his crew profiled a young American band from New Jersey, Titus Andronicus , as they arrived at the Roskilde Music Festival to play one of Europe’s biggest music festivals.

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Charging Dead 8v Golf Cart Batteries With a Car Charger

Electric Cars are for Girls

My charger was not working and my batteries got so low that they do not have enough charge in them to call for the charger to cut on and charge them

first testdrive!

DIY Electric Car

Sunday our New Beetle rolled out of the garage on it's own! We got on a testdrive in our neighborhood, just to feel this great moment :-). There is still a lot of work to do, but this milestone was a big rock! :-). So stay tuned. it will go on

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Subversive advertising

Plugs and Cars

Coda's got the right idea. Spied atop a gas pump in Santa Ana, California. Tip o' the hat to Al

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Electric Vehicle Initiative Launched at Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington DC

Green Car Congress

At the Clean Energy Ministerial in Washington, DC, 19-20 July, ministers reaffirmed their commitment to previously-announced targets for the deployment of electric vehicles, which the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates will create global market momentum leading to at least 20 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide by 2020.

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Greenpeace Shutting Down BP Stations in the UK

Creative Greenius

Bravo to Greenpeace for once again cutting to the heart of the matter and showing us the right way to deal with the oil industry today. I admire and respect Greenpeace for actions like these which show more smarts and more courage than anyone in our government does.

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Bill Nye Accuses Fast Driver Chelsea Sexton of Having a “Lithium Foot”

Revenge of the Electric Car

On Tuesday, July 27th, members of the Revenge of the Electric Car crew appeared on a panel for Public Night at the Plug-In 2010 Conference and Exposition to talk about the benefits of “sexy&# electric cars (as Bill Nye “the Science Guy&# calls them) and many of the issues surrounding the adoption of EV, to “change the world,&# as Bill Nye also quotes. Who Killed the Electric Car?

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2011 Chevy Volt: No $5K Rebate, HOV-Lane Access For CA Buyers

Green Car Reports

Now we know: The first two plug-in cars from major manufacturers will go head-to-head on warranties and lease prices: $350 a month for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, $349 for the 2011 Nissan Leaf. Now the choice shifts to other measures, including electric and overall range, as well as the plug-in perks that states like California offer to early

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Success!!! The Ban on EV Conversions in Ontario, Canada is Over!!!

DIY Electric Car

Thank you From. link]. 2010.06.08. Ontario's Ban on Electric Cars. Success!!! The Ban on EV Conversions is Over!!! Yesterday (June 7, 2010), Electric Mobility Canada sent out an e-mail advising its Ontario members that MTO has lifted the ban, and has implemented an interim solution for the licensing of electric vehicle conversions.

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EV Transmissions and Reducing RPM's at Speed

Electric Cars are for Girls

I have read a bit about the question about the need or non-need for a transmission. Maybe I am still stuck in the gasoline mode, however it would seem

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Cyclone Power Technologies Successfully Combusts Recovered Gulf Crude to Power Mark V Engine

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Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. has successfully performed combustion acceptability tests of crude oil recovered from the Gulf of Mexico with its heat-regenerative external combustion engine. During the tests, Cyclone ignited a small amount of crude oil spilled from the Deepwater Horizon accident through its combustion chamber fuel atomizers without any system modifications.

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Greenius on Patch.com: Finding Free Green to Fund the Green Idea City

Creative Greenius

I don’t need to tell you how tight money is today. The economy may technically be “in recovery,&# but everyone I know has been spending less, cancelling services, delaying big purchases and taking another staycation. Even the banks are playing it frugal, extending little credit and approving few loans.

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In San Jose area? Come join us next week!

Revenge of the Electric Car

Revenge of the Electric Car producer Jessie Deeter and Who Killed the Electric Car member and EV extraordinaire Chelsea Sexton will be at the Plug-In 2010 Conference and Exposition on Tuesday, July 27th as part of “Public Night&# for the conference.

Green Driving Tips To Improve Your Gas Mileage This Summer

Green Car Reports

While the July Fourth holiday weekend has ended, many Americans still have a hefty amount of summer travel ahead. With gas prices slowly inching toward $3 a gallon, many of us who don't have the luxury of owning a fuel-sipping hybrid vehicle are looking for simple ways to save some extra cash at the pumps. There are still many ways to stretch

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Picking Your Dream Car for Conversion

DIY Electric Car

Picking Your Dream Car for Conversion. So I am converting a 1984 Pontiac Fiero, well you may ask your self why? A Fiero. Well I have always wanted three cars, A Fiero, DeLorean and Lamborghini. So after a deer hit my dino drinker, I decided to tack the plunge. So your almost there, ready to take the plunge as well to convert a car from gas to electric or maybe you dino drinker is on its last legs and is going to need to be replaced soon.

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Guide for Small EV Conversions?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Is there a guide to converting a small car to electric, and a complete parts list of the needed hardware? I want to learn how, but I need help to know

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Taiwanese Automaker Introduces Electric MPV

Green Car Congress

Taiwan-based LUXGEN has introduced a battery-electric MPV, the LUXGEN7 MPV EV+. Working with AC Propulsion (ACP), LUXGEN developed the core technologies for the LUXGEN7 MPV EV+ including the 180 kW (240 hp) and 265 N·m (196 lb-ft) torque AC induction motor. Components of the LUXGEN7 MPV EV+. Click to enlarge. The lithium-ion battery packs supports a 200-mile (322km) cruising range at a fixed speed of 25 mph (40 km/h) on a single charge. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 8.6

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Greenius on Patch.com: Dear AES: Here’s A Better Idea for Your Next 100 Years in Redondo Beach

Creative Greenius

Last week the Redondo Beach City Council missed a chance to show some creativity or courage when they decided to punt on engaging with AES Southland over the company’s future plans for the big, gray, hulking concrete monolith looming over Harbor Drive and the 52 acres of prime coastal real estate the power plant takes up.

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David Robbins, Composer, On Board

Revenge of the Electric Car

Today is a happy day for our post-production crew: we have chosen a composer for Revenge of the Electric Car , and he is excited to take on the challenge of providing the film with original music that will carry the film’s story from start to end. Will he write an uplifting score? Something ominous and aggressive? Or what if he writes something that sounds like it came from a french bubblegum pop group? It’s too soon to tell.

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California Yanks Prius Perks: No More Hybrid HOV-Lane Access

Green Car Reports

You may remember that in California, 85,000 lucky owners of three hybrid vehicles were granted special stickers giving them access to High-Occupancy Vehicle lanes, even with only a single occupant in the car. Well, their luck runs out on December 31, the last day those stickers are valid. While Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill

2010 98

Electronics Assist Download resistor colour code calculator,resistance,cap acitance.

DIY Electric Car

Hello All, Found a great little download that has a bunch of great electronic tools. Electronics Assistant is a Windows program that performs electronics-related calculations. It includes a resistor colour code calculator, resistance, capacitance and power calculations and more. Details of calculations can be saved or printed. It provides all the functions found in the calculators section of this site and more in a stand-alone user friendly program. link].

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Maintenance Free Batteries?

Electric Cars are for Girls

What's the difference between a maintenance free and a deep cell battery? Hi, Jack! Let's see. Maintenance free means it's sealed. Means you don't

Alaska Airlines Test Flight of RNP Approach Lowered Emissions By 35% Compared to Conventional Landing

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West-side approach to Sea-Tac, showing typical flight path (blue) and RNP flight path (green). Source: Alaska Airlines. Click to enlarge. Alaska Airlines demonstrated next-generation flight procedures this week during a test flight over Puget Sound that burned less fuel and reduced emissions by 35% compared to a conventional landing.

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Greenius on Patch.com: Environmental Champions Growing in Our Backyard

Creative Greenius

After listening to politicians and want-to-be politicians toot their own horns about how they are Redondo Beach environmental champions, I went out into the field to track down the truth. It wasn’t hard to find. All I had to do was drive to Neighborhood Grinds on Artesia Boulevard on Thursday afternoon.

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Japanese Firm Lets EVs Refill Faster Than a Gas Car

All Cars Electric

What can you do in three minutes? Boil a egg? Buy a Coffee? Check your Mail? Visit the bathroom? Thanks to Japanese based JFE Engineering, you can now add half-charging your EV to the list, courtesy of its ultra-fast charge station. Designed to comply with the CHAdeMo standard developed by Tokyo Electric Power Company, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru

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2011 Chevy Volt: Official GM Propaganda On Why It's Better

Green Car Reports

Forgive us our weariness, please. It's only Thursday, but the barrage of news about the two upcoming electric cars that will go on sale for the 2011 model year is wearing us down. Nonetheless, we have manfully pulled ourselves together to bring you the video at the bottom of this piece, in which General Motors explains why it thinks the 2011

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You Can't Do That!!! (the day the dreamers "grow up")

DIY Electric Car

Changing our world one kilometer (or mile) at a time. After people tell me, "You can't do that for next to no money, made from a recycled. car, recycled batteries, recycled wires and recycled dreams." " It kind makes it hard to just let it go, knowing how easy this converting process is.

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Restoring Golf Cart Batteries

Electric Cars are for Girls

I have some older 6 volt batteries that have been drawn down over time in storage. Is there a way to revive them? They charge, but only up to 5.5 volts

Senate Energy Bill Contains $3.8B for Natural Gas Vehicle Conversion and Purchasing, $400M for Plug-in Vehicle Deployment

Green Car Congress

On Tuesday, US Senate Majority leader Harry Reid released the “Clean Energy Jobs 5 and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010”—the latest version of the energy bill to emerge from the Senate. Division B of the bill outlines two major transportation-related initiatives to reduce oil consumption and enhance energy security, including up to $3.8

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Greenius on Patch.com: Redondo Beach Smart Meter is One in a Million

Creative Greenius

Neighbors on the 500 block of Avenue D were surprised Monday morning to see TV news vans lining their street and a full contingent of reporters, politicians, corporate CEOs and Southern California Edison officials gathering in the driveway of homeowners Scott and Liz Keran. Thanks to an invitation from Diane Moss, Congresswoman Jane Harman’s Environmental Deputy, I was there too, to witness something that’s already happened at my house and 999,999 others in Southern California.

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