2012

Nissan LEAF Driving Lesson!

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Your Greenius Earth Day Reality Check: Waiting For The Magic Bullet

Creative Greenius

Today is Earth Day 2012, a day filled with celebrations of the environment and all the things being done to try and improve it and make it more sustainable. You can go to events where you recycle your old paper tax records, your motor oil, your cellphone, computers and other electronics. .

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Hitachi develops 11 kW permanent magnet motor without rare earth materials

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Conventional industrial 11 kW induction motor (left) and Hitachi’s new 11kW motor (right). Source: Hitachi. Click to enlarge.

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Is an AC motor in your future?

DIY Electric Car

All major car makers use AC propulsion systems for a reason. That reason is simplicity, robustness and excellent, programmable. operating parameters. For the past year, there has been a group of people studying. AC propulsion systems. They all eventually noticed the huge.

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Workplace Charging 101: Level 1

Plugs and Cars

The big EV news of the month was the first Tesla S deliveries. For luxury car buyers, the ground has shifted. Buying the best car now means buying the electric car. And given the range, workplace charging won’t be a big concern of Tesla S owners. But what about the rest of us?

2012 130

Nissan Celebrates Leaf Electric Car's Second Birthday

Green Car Reports

Happy birthday, Nissan Leaf! Believe it or not, Nissan's electric car is now celebrating its second anniversary. With only relatively small numbers on the road--smaller than Nissan was hoping, anyway--the Leaf still seems like a recently-launched vehicle.

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Military Veteran drives Electric Nissan LEAF

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From Kelly R. Olsen, one of our FB friends

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More Trending

Neighborhood Electric Cars

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Neighborhood electric cars like the Zenn, high-speed three-wheeled electric cars, and low-speed electric vehicles all fit here

Electric Car History

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Ever wonder about electric car history, and how the gasmobile ate up the electric car's market in the US

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Greenius Plants Tree to Help Restore Hope

Creative Greenius

Man, I can’t believe it’s been over a month now since I wrote in this space about the villainous and vile vandals who destroyed the trees and native plants at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park over Thanksgiving.

2012 187

Zero Electric Motorcycle

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Interview with Brandon Nozaki Miller about his light, fast, Zero electric motorcycle

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points.

IHS CERA meta-analysis finds lifecycle GHG emissions for fuel produced solely from oil sands crude average 11% higher than from average crude refined in the US; high variability

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Average values for WTW GHG emissions for oil sands and other crudes, tight boundary. Source: IHS CERA. Click to enlarge.

Motor in

DIY Electric Car

Bought most of the bits for the conversion in December 2010. They shipped in and I took delivery in May 2011. July 2012: Embarrassing mess. Wasted $$ in battery connectors made of tinned steel and copper mesh.

Motor 130

NEDRA: The National Electric Drag Racing Association

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Interview with Mike Willmon, president of NEDRA - the National Electric Drag Racing Association. Not surprisingly, we're talking about driving really, really fast in electric cars

2012 181

Using the Lynch Motor for Electric Cars

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The Lynch motor has a reputation for having an outstanding power-to-weight ratio - but they're small. For his electric car, Dr. Paul Pancella twinned two Lynch motors together for full-size performance from a half-size motor

2012 178

Electric Motorcycle Racing Fundraiser

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You can support the Electric Cowboy in his quest for a new landspeed record on his electric motorcycle! And get a handwritten thank you note, too:

2013 Ford Focus Electric Test Drive

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"After a spin around FedExField in the new Focus EV, I think Ford has definitely upped their game." - Eric Caldwell

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Lithium Air Batteries for EVs?

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Maybe there's something even better for EVs than lithium ion batteries. These have never been very robust, but maybe that's all changing now

Lithium Air Batteries for EVs?

Electric Cars are for Girls

Maybe there's something even better for EVs than lithium ion batteries. These have never been very robust, but maybe that's all changing now

Zap Jonway "Change of Leadership"

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Steve Schneider, long time CEO of US operations at Zap, is now GONE. What does this mean for the future of Zap, I wonder

2012 177

EV Fest 2012 Electric Vehicle Show in Toronto

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Sunday, Sept. 9 2012 at The Pavilions in Toronto. Fall 2012 marks the fourth EV Fest, a show devoted to showing OEM and Personally converted Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, Plug-in Hybrids, eBikes, Electric Scooters, Trikes, EV components and supplies

2012 177

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

Creative Greenius

The latest news on global warming could not be worse. Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough.

Nissan to launch the “LEAF to Home” V2H power supply system with Nichicon “EV Power Station” in June

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LEAF to Home with EV Power Station. Click to enlarge. Nissan Motor Co.,

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Wolfswagen '69 Baja Bug Project

DIY Electric Car

On July 1st, 2012, I started my latest (and first EV) project. The donor is a 1969 VW Beetle we've owned since 2001, but it's been in storage since 2003. The body is in great shape, and it even has the factory floorpans still.

2012 130

Electric Cars Facebook Photo Contest!

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Do you have a favorite photo of your electric car? (.or or whatever other electric vehicle you happen to have!) Come on over to Facebook by Mar. 31 and enter it into the cover photo contest. Photo with the most likes gets to be April's Electric Cars are for Girls FB cover photo

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Electric Cars Facebook Photo Contest!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Do you have a favorite photo of your electric car? (.or or whatever other electric vehicle you happen to have!) Come on over to Facebook by Mar. 31 and enter it into the cover photo contest. Photo with the most likes gets to be April's Electric Cars are for Girls FB cover photo

2012 177

How To Brick An Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

From the Understatement: "A Tesla Roadster that is simply parked without being plugged in will eventually become a "brick". The parasitic load from the car's always-on subsystems continually drains the battery and if the battery's charge is ever totally depleted, it is essentially destroyed." And how has Tesla been responding to customers with accidentally "bricked" cars?

2012 177

Bring your Green Vehicle to Brookline, MA - October 21!

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum on Sunday October 21, 2012 will be hosting our second annual Green Day: Bringing Technology and People Together through Green Innovations - a family friendly event to promote green driving and living in Massachusetts. We welcome those with any green modes of transportation; grease cars, electric cars, hybrid cars, solar cars, motorized and regular bicycles, Segways, scooters, etc.

2012 177

Bring your Green Vehicle to Brookline, MA - October 21!

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum on Sunday October 21, 2012 will be hosting our second annual Green Day: Bringing Technology and People Together through Green Innovations - a family friendly event to promote green driving and living in Massachusetts. We welcome those with any green modes of transportation; grease cars, electric cars, hybrid cars, solar cars, motorized and regular bicycles, Segways, scooters, etc.

2012 175

Electric Car Conversion Kit (for beginners)

Electric Cars are for Girls

Which electric car conversion kit is best for beginners? Answer: These pre-made kits from Canadian Electric Vehicles are just about plug and play

Kits 174

Plug in Prius

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Waiting for Toyota to build you a plug in Prius? You don't have to wait! Canadian Andrew Bell had his Prius converted for about 4K, including all parts and labor

Prius 168

Electric Powered Cars: Coal or ICE

Electric Cars are for Girls

How are electric powered cars fueled with electricity from coal power plants better than the gas-guzzler I'm already driving

Coal 168

Protected: Environmental Charter High School Gets Solar; Greenius Goes EcoMedia

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Survey of California plug-in vehicle owners highlights charging behavior

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California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project rebates by vehicle type through July 2012. Source: CCSE. Click to enlarge. Californians own more than 12,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), roughly 35% of all plug-in vehicles in the United States.

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I got the lead out!

DIY Electric Car

Hi, I have not posted for a while and have not worked on the car for a while. But I made up for it this weekend. Pulled out the drive shafts and finally after a lot of huffing and puffing got the engine and gearbox out. Also thanks for all the comments, very helpfull. Fatboynotslim.

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Sparrow Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Sparrow electric car was featured in Austin Powers 'Goldmember'. Groovy, baby

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