2011

Toyota Scion IQ Electric Car - 2012

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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

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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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The electricity in gasoline

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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

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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%

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

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Army's Electric Vehicle

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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

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

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Electric Volvo Crash Test

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

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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.

Most Popular Electric Car Motors

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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!

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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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International Hot Rod Association Welcomes Electric Cars

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"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

FIRST-EVER plug-in prius! Really?

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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

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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

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

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Aptera Interview Today at Last!

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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

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"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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Winter EV Conversion Workshop

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If you're in the San Diego area, and would like to attend an EV conversion workshop. The Kick Gas Car Club is offering a series of evening classes, starting in January, on converting a small pickup to electric. Class size is limited to 8 people. Follow the link for more information or to grab a seat

The New Electric DeLorean

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Because electric cars are all "back to the future", aren't they? I'm just surprised nobody thought of doing this before

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Petition to Create Green Jobs From Coal

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Here's an idea: 1. Decrease payroll taxes. Increase taxes on dirty carbon-based fuels at the source. Yeah, you know who I'm talking about; ) 3. Retrain coal miners and refinery workers into green jobs. Save the planet for future generations. Good idea? Follow the link to whitehouse dot gov to sign the petition

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Climate Reality Project is Underway

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Broadcasting live with Ustream.as if you needed one more good reason to drive an electric car

3 More Reasons I’m Happy I Dumped the Democrats

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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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Elon Musk (Tesla Motors) is at Burning Man. With AC.

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Yeah, Elon Musk has an RV compound at Burning Man this year, with air conditioning and catering and such. Show of hands, who's not surprised

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From Scooters to High Speed Rail, China is Electrifying

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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

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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

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

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Keystone XL Pipeline: "game over for the climate"

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Heard about this gigantic pipeline project in the works yet? Keystone XL is a new pipeline designed to move oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Gulf of Mexico.hoping to destroy the boreal forests of Canada and the Gulf at the same time, I guess, because environmental devastation and climate change weren't moving fast enough already. We need to stop this

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GM Plans to Build Electric Cadillacs?

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This sounds like an interesting new twist on the Chevy Volt saga. Electric luxury cars on the horizon. Count me in

Mission Motors for Electric Car Motors

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Mission Motors just secured $9m in its second round of funding. I hadn't heard of this stealthy manufacturer of electric car motors and drive train components until today, but I get the feeling we'll be seeing more of them in the future - under the hood of our electric car

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Electric Golf Cart Community in the News Again!

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Remember Peachtree City, Georgia , the land of a thousand golf carts ? Now Panasonic Automotive and AT&T are teaming up to test "connected car" technology, using that community as a model

Electric Car Sharing

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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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The Tesla Roadster is NOT Dead. Right??

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Tesla is "discontinuing" the Roadster we've all come to love, and they're concentrating their attention on the new Model S. Click for more info" below to see photos of the Model S at Mashable. Don't worry, Roadster fans! It seems the Tesla Roadster is being revamped and a new 2.0 version will be coming out. Eventually. Quote: "In the next several years

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Free Earth Day Movie Friday, April 22, in Manhattan Beach

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From my great friends, Carolyn Miller and Transition South Bay L.A. and Sona Kalapura and the green city of Manhattan Beach.

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AAA Mobile Charging Stations!

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New treatment for range anxiety: AAA. Triple A is planning to add mobile charging units in California, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington.including some with 500V charging capability

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LEAFs arriving by the truckload

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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

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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

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

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