2013

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

Creative Greenius

Why would your Creative Greenius walk away from his high-paying, highly rewarding executive role at CBS EcoMedia where I was working to fund environmental, education, and wellness projects all across the USA, just as the company hit more growth milestones and was likely to pay generous bonuses?

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Latest EV Buying Guide

Electric Cars are for Girls

Compare all the electric cars that are available for sale right now with this handy guide from the Sierra Club! The Tesla S looks pretty good

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PSA Peugeot Citroën and Bosch developing hydraulic hybrid powertrain for passenger cars; 30% reduction in fuel consumption in NEDC, up to 45% urban; B-segment application in 2016

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Elements of the “Hybrid Air” hydraulic hybrid powertrain under development for B, C, and D vehicles. Click to enlarge.

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Electric Cars

DIY Electric Car

Lo and Behold! The future is here. Yes, we''re talking about the electric car. This modern marvel has actually been around for quite some time. However, it is only recently that cost effective electric cars have started getting manufactured.

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Garage Lessons: Charging in The Real World

Plugs and Cars

I participated in the Governor''s Office Conference Coast-to-Coast Workshop on E-Mobility in Sacramento sponsored by the governments of California and the Netherlands on Wednesday. The biggest impression of the day regarding EVs was made upon me before I even made it to the hotel.

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Thankful To Be Home — And ALIVE!

Creative Greenius

It all started with the video. It was sent to me last Thursday via email. A YouTube link from someone calling themself Primrose Evergreen. The email said “ We made this video. We want 2 talk 2 U. If U want 2 talk w/us B sitting on the 9/11 bench @ Pier & Valley/Ardmore @ 11:15 PM.

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National Plug In Day(s), Sept 28-29

Electric Cars are for Girls

National Plug In Day is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today''s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more.

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New Chademo Charging in LA

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South Bay Parents Welcome Mexican Drug Cartel Funding For Local Schools’ DARE Program

Creative Greenius

We have to get the money from somewhere,” say parents. “And there were no strings attached. Since we’re using the money for drug prevention we don’t think this is hypocritical at all. We still tell our kids that drugs are bad and to stay off them.

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Serving My Country – My Patriotic Duty

Creative Greenius

Robert Earl Bushweit (right) runs into his Detroit buddy, Percy, in a captured German town during WWII. And The River Opens For The Righteous.

Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

Creative Greenius

One of the houses Power House Productions is transforming in Detroit – and none too soon. photo by Galliani (c).

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L.A. Times Takes A Bath In Dirty Water With Icelandic Bottled H20 Scam

Creative Greenius

Source of an Epic FAIL. I’ve been seeing the b t full page ads for Icelandic Glacial water in the print edition of the Los Angeles Times for months now and every time I do they p**s me off. .

Mayor of London proposes $1.4B cycling plan for the city; “Crossrail for the bike”

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will has outlined a vision for a £913-million (US$1.48-billion) investment in cycling infrastructure for the city.

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Wheel Bearing Replacement Round 1

DIY Electric Car

Attempted to fit new wheel bearings into the hubs, but learned the hard way to not pound in the bearings with the wrong sized tool. Other side went in A-OK

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Why One LEAF-Driving Cop Can't Drive Straight Home After Work Anymore

Plugs and Cars

Friday November 22, 2013 Today I met a San Francisco cop. He wasn’t in uniform, so I figured he was another of those early adopter techie types buying EVs. We chatted while he finished charging his LEAF at the recently installed Quick Charger at the new Market Street Whole Foods in San Francisco. I''ll call him Officer Bill. Officer Bill has had his LEAF since February 2013, about 9 months. His infectious smile alone communicates how much he likes his car.

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Greenius Declaration of Human Rights

Creative Greenius

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Climate Change #Liar-Deniers Are The New Racists

Creative Greenius

When you ignore reality and the facts and you choose to embrace ignorance and irrational prejudice then you’re not just a jerk, you are a dangerous jerk. .

The Judas Party Gets Its Silver For Selling Out their Saviors

Creative Greenius

It’s kind of a shame that our kids’ futures are being crucified since they’re the ones we need to resurrect us. In the many years I spent studying for the priesthood I learned that the stories of Jesus Christ’s years on our planet serve as models and lessons for all of us.

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Let's Talk About Electric Cars Book

Electric Cars are for Girls

I''m happy to announce the release of our new book, called "Let''s Talk about Electric Cars: 8 Most Inspiring Interviews".

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EPA recognizes Volkswagen Chattanooga with a Green Power Leadership Award for on-site generation

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The 9.5 MW solar park at Chattanooga is owned and operated by Silicon Ranch; VW has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement. Click to enlarge.

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Ford doubles electric drive market share in US from 2012 to 2013; surging with plug-in hybrids

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Ford’s changing share of the hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, battery-electric vehicle segments and total ED market in the US in 2012 and YTD 2013. Data: EDTA, Ford Motor. Click to enlarge.

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ExxonMobil: diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one global transportation fuel by 2020

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Transportation fuel mix in millions of oil-equivalent barrels through 2020. Source: ExxonMobil Outlook. Click to enlarge.

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Volkswagen to produce XL1 diesel plug-in hybrid at Osnabrück; 261 mpg US

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The XL1. Click to enlarge. Volkswagen has confirmed that its XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle, featuring fuel consumption of 0.9 l/100 km (approx. 261 mpg US), will go into limited production at the company’s Osnabrück factory in Germany.

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Alabama, Mississippi to assess oil sands resources in their states

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Alabama and Mississippi are forming a partnership to further study the oil sands resources in the two states, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced on Saturday while speaking to the Southern States Energy Board.

Extended Chevrolet Express van converted

DIY Electric Car

Boa informação sobre a montagem dos IGBTs: Quote: Originally Posted by subcooledheatpump. These are the replacement IGBTs, they are CM300DY-24H. Up next, liquid cooled heatsink/coldplate and 450 volt 6000 microfarad capacitors

The Workplace Charging Challenge

Plugs and Cars

It’s been one full year since first Tesla S deliveries began. In the luxury car market you can feel that the ground has begun to shift. After numerous awards and accolades, it seems fair to say that the best luxury car is an electric car. Given its range, and the rapidly growing free Supercharger network, the Tesla Model S works well for virtually everyone who can afford one. Without paid advertising, Tesla is selling all they can manufacture.

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Plug In America study projects Tesla Roadster packs will retain 80-85% capacity after 100K miles

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Capacity of Tesla Roadster batteries versus miles driven using the three types of capacity measurement: range mode (blue diamonds), standard mode (red squares), and calculated Ah capacity (green triangles). n=122. Source: PIA. Click to enlarge.

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Volvo Car Group testing lightweight structural energy storage material applied in trunk lid and plenum cover

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A composite blend of carbon fibers and polymer resin is being developed that can store and charge more energy faster than conventional batteries can. Volvo Cars is the only car manufacturer participating in the EU-funded project, which started in early 2010. Click to enlarge.

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Study suggests fuel cell hybrid with supercapacitors for energy storage the most fuel efficient

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Audi banking on Gen 2 3.0L TDI diesel for US sales; calls for a “fair shot” for diesel

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Audi''s Gen 2 3.0L Click to enlarge. Audi of America introduced four new TDI clean diesel models for the US market this year—the Audi A8, A7, A6, Q5—along with an updated Q7 TDI, all equipped with a second-generation 3.0L V6 TDI diesel engine. Earlier post.)

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Univ. of Illinois team develops high-power Li-ion microbatteries that can out-power supercapacitors while retaining comparable energy density

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Ragone plot showing the performance of the new microbattery cells (A-H) and conventional power technologies. The energy and power density of our microbattery cells (A–H) at low to high C rates, along with previous microbattery cells having 3D electrodes (MB1 through MB3).

Renault makes public its lifecycle study of Fluence ICE vs Fluence EV

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Renault’s comparison of the carbon footprint of EV and ICE vehicles over production, operation and end of life. The EV footprint (Fluence Z.E.) is shown with both UK and French grid mixes. Click to enlarge.

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions introduces sub-$450 Level 2 EV charging station

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Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, formerly SPX Service Solutions, has introduced Power Max, a plug-in vehicle residential charging station with a starting price point of less than $450.

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Major spill from the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline in Arkansas

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Route of the Pegasus pipeline. Source: ExxonMobil. Click to enlarge. A breach in ExxonMobil’s Pegasus crude oil pipeline occurred late Friday afternoon near Mayflower, AR (about 20 miles north northwest of Little Rock and at the southeastern end of the Lake Conway reservoir).

Georgia Tech life-cycle study finds TCO of medium-duty electric and diesel delivery trucks similar; electric life-cycle energy use and GHG lower than diesel

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Life-cycle energy use and GHG emissions normalized with NYCC diesel case (8.06 MJ/t·km and 0.63 kgCO 2 e/t·km) at 100%. Numbers in red are net total including recycling effect. Credit: ACS, Lee et al. Click to enlarge.

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Electrified MG Midget - Fuel Tank Removal

DIY Electric Car

Fuel tank removal went easily enough following the instructions from the Haynes Manual. Just had a small hangup as the lip of the tank didn''t want to easily let go from being behind the right rear shackle. Set of photos on flickr

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Field test shows Volvo Buses’ plug-in hybrid reduces fuel consumption by 81% and energy consumption by 61%; 21 mpg

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Volvo Bus’ plug-in hybrid. The pantograph for rapid charging can be seen on the roof. Click to enlarge.

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