2011

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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Why You Shouldn’t Give A Shit About the Federal Budget Deficit

Creative Greenius

If you’re worried about leaving our kids and grand kids a great big fat bill they’re going to have to pay for because of our multi-trillion dollar federal budget deficit, then stop worrying. Those numbers don’t mean squat and they won’t be a problem for our future generations.

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Trending Sources

The electricity in gasoline

Plugs and Cars

I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year.

Charge like you Volt-to: DIY J1772

DIY Electric Car

I have a dirty secret, I like free stuff and I think you do too. Lately I find myself charged on public charging. No, I technically rarely "have-to" use the thin boxes popping up all over town. I've had facility folks come over twice now to tell me, "Those spaces aren't open!"

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ExxonMobil Outlook projects hybrids and advanced vehicles to account for nearly 50% of cars globally by 2040; fuel demand for for personal vehicles to peak and decline, while commercial transportation demand rises 70%

Green Car Congress

Light duty vehicle fleet by type and average fuel efficiency. Source: ExxonMobil Outlook. Click to enlarge.

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Open Source Civic-EV documents moved

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Hi All, It's been a verrrrry long time since I posted here since I sold the Civic-EV. Due to Google removing the Files and Pages feature of Google Groups. All files and documentation at the civic-ev Google group has now been moved to the "civicevkit" Google Site: https://sites.google.com/site/civicevkit/ If you need to access the build instructions or Google Sketch-Up files, please go there now. Happy New Year for 2011! Cheers, Tim

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Happy New Year! The DVD Release.

Revenge of the Electric Car

After opening a great theatrical run with so many great events, we're proud to announce that "Revenge of the Electric Car" releases on DVD on January 24th, 2012!

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More Trending

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

Luxurious Hybrid Cadillac Lacks Nothing

Hybrid SUV Blog

2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Combines Utility and Luxury. Chic, powerful, fun to drive,” those are some of the descriptors given by reviewers who drove the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.

Army's Electric Vehicle

Electric Cars are for Girls

I guess the Army's electric vehicle won't be needing the fake noisy gas engine sound track shown in the video, then? More about the Army's stealth EV after the jump

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New Electric Cars, Public Safety, and Emergencies

Electric Cars are for Girls

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a high-voltage electric car got into a high-speed crash?

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Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

I took an unexpected trip in the Wayback Machine last week while I was on vacation with the lovely and talented Debra just outside Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park here in America’s most beautiful state, California.

FIRST-EVER plug-in prius! Really?

Plugs and Cars

A story on Toyota's announcement that an ordering system for the plug-in prius will be coming later this year prompted me to check out the site. I find it rather funny and rather sad. THE FIRST-EVER prius plug-in hybrid," it says. Really? Ask Felix Kramer of CalCars. Ask any of the hundreds of individuals and fleets driving around in prius converted to have plug-in capability. It's not even Toyota's first plug-in prius. They've been showing variants around for more than two years.

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Honda Goldwing Conversion

DIY Electric Car

I am doing an electrical conversion of an 88 Honda Goldwing. I wll try to post here frequent enough to show progress and share useful information. Attached Thumbnails

BMW provides an update on waste heat recovery projects; Turbosteamer and the Thermoelectric Generator

Green Car Congress

Research project Turbosteamer, Generation 2. Click to enlarge. Despite improvements in engine efficiency—e.g.,

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Electric Car Charging in a Condo or Apartment

Electric Cars are for Girls

Electric car charging in a condo or apartment is WAY different from a house with a garage! Watch as Plug In America talks about this next generation issue. Warning: a little LONG. Seventeen minutes or so

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Revenge is Upon Us

Revenge of the Electric Car

REVENGE is growing strong, playing in theatres across the country, and the reviews have been glowing!

Tesla Electric Car Plus Solar Power Equals Zero-Cost Driving (Video)

All Cars Electric

Almost every Tesla Roadster owner is probably a car enthusiast, but Mike Koenigs is also a true clean-power activist. First, he set up a “Life with Tesla” website when he got his car. Now he's doing the final editing of an extended video meant to spread the word about the fun and freedom that comes with owning an all-electric car, in

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

National Green Transportation

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. Every so often this salivation bubbles up with articles glowing with

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GMC Delivers 8 Passengers And 21 MPG

Hybrid SUV Blog

2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid: Delivering power plus fuel economy. Which SUV hybrid is right for you? Naturally, the choice depends on your driving habits. If you are a city driver who needs high towing capacity, the 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid might be the right choice.

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Electric Volvo Crash Test

Electric Cars are for Girls

Looks like the Electric Volvo C30 comes out great in the offset 40 mph crash test. Good thing, since it's packing 440 volts. Watch

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Most Popular Electric Car Motors

Electric Cars are for Girls

There are a lot of electric motors out there, but just a few make up the majority of electric car motors being used today

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

Creative Greenius

How’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A. streets free of motorized vehicles and open only to bicyclists and pedestrians?

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From Scooters to High Speed Rail, China is Electrifying

Plugs and Cars

I’m sure I’m not the first to say it. China is electrifying. When I was studying China and Mandarin Chinese 35 years ago, “Red” China was unrecognized by the US, literally, and dark in a way difficult to imagine now. Who knew what was going on over there?

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Stripped Bike

DIY Electric Car

This is after I stripped the bike and preparing for the EV. Attached Thumbnails

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Obama FY 2012 budget proposes big boost for EVs and EV technology, cuts for hydrogen

Green Car Congress

The President’s Budget proposes a 12% increase in funding for the Department of Energy. Click to enlarge.

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International Hot Rod Association Welcomes Electric Cars

Electric Cars are for Girls

"For your average drag race fan, this change opens a new and exciting chapter on the drag race scene, not seen since the likes of the inception of the electric vehicle itself." - Marketwire

EMA Awards and thanks for your support

Revenge of the Electric Car

"Revenge of the Electric Car" friends, this week we learned some exciting news: the film's trailer is currently among the top 10 most popular movies on the iTunes Movie Trailers site ! This tremendous accomplishment would not have been possible without support from our wonderful fans.

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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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DoE Secretary Chu brings Sputnik Moment message to San Francisco

National Green Transportation

David Herron On Saturday (April 9) Energy Secretary Stephen Chu brought the "sputnik moment" message to the 7th Berkeley-Stanford Cleantech Conference in San Francisco, saying "The countries that lead the 21st century clean energy economy will. April 10, 2011

Ford Escape Hybrid Update For 2011

Hybrid SUV Blog

The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV continues to offer superior fuel economy as its past years’ models. The significant changes in the 2011 edition are all technological. The Ford Escape Hybrid has been available for about five years. And it continues to serve a market niche. “If

Aptera Interview Today at Last!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Steve Fambro, Aptera's founder, will be speaking today for the first time about Aptera. Specifically - hopefully - What Went Wrong Over at Aptera. Not to be ghoulish about an EV company that didn't make it, but.don't we all wanna know? The show airs live at 3pm Eastern on Transport Evolved

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Electric Vehicles and the Northwest Power Pool

Electric Cars are for Girls

"In the long run, a fully electrified vehicle fleet would theoretically -- just do the math! -- provide enough balancing power for a 100 percent renewable electricity system." - John Farrell, Grist

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3 More Reasons I’m Happy I Dumped the Democrats

Creative Greenius

When I quit the Democratic party last summer the last straw for me was their total FAIL to take a stand and do anything about climate change. Watching their spineless jellyfish routine in the face of the unified madman approach the Republicans employed was cringe worthy to say the least.

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LEAFs arriving by the truckload

Plugs and Cars

LEAFs are beginning to arrive by the truckload. Seven drove in to a SoCal dealership this morning. nissan leaf

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RIPPERTON Electric track bike

DIY Electric Car

Quote: Originally Posted by RIPPERTON. the 600's came back on Tuesday and had one in the bike the same afternoon. It performs ok and doesnt cut out but has rough regen especially at low speed.

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Audi unveils e-gas project: synthetic methane from the methanation of green hydrogen; series production of CNG models in 2013 powered by e-gas

Green Car Congress

Audi A3 TCNG for e-gas project. Click to enlarge.

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