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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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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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

Green Car Congress

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

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Electric Cars So Disruptive, Gas Cars Will Be Obsolete In 2016, Says Futurist

Green Car Reports

Many people like to think they can predict the future, but only futurists (and psychics) get paid to do it.

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Lexus Compact Luxury Hybrid CUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Hybrid SUV fans will be excited to learn that Lexus will soon add a new crossover hybrid to their lineup. Automotive News (Europe) broke this story (subscription is required, but try this ) and noted that Lexus plans to sell this smaller hybrid CUV in North America and Europe.

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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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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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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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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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New Chademo Charging in LA

Electric Cars are for Girls

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

Green Car Congress

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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Tesla Underground: Texas Franchise Rules Make Model S Owners Skirt The Law

Green Car Reports

Over the last couple of years, Tesla Motors has fought legal and legislative battles in a number of states over proposed or current state laws that try to stymie its unique factory-direct sales and service model.

Hybrid Nissan Pathfinder

Hybrid SUV Blog

Many years ago, the Nissan Pathfinder was one of America’s favorite SUVs. It was a sturdy, go-anywhere brute, with concealed rear door handles and room for 5. Compared to its rivals from Jeep and Chevrolet, the Pathfinder ruled.

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Renault, GM, Tesla all promising 200+ mile range electric cars in a few years

National Green Transportation

Renault is working on a plug-in hybrid for 2014, and is joining General Motors in predicting that by 2020 electric cars will commonly have an electric range over 200 miles. The statements were made late last week and

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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. .

Greenius Declaration of Human Rights

Creative Greenius

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

Green Car Congress

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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How Did A Small Illinois Town End Up With 300 Plug-In Cars?

Green Car Reports

Don''t let the name fool you; Normal, Illinois, is actually unique. That''s because this small town--with a population of 53,837--has more than 300 plug-in cars roaming its streets.

The Hybrid SUV Pipeline

Hybrid SUV Blog

20 years ago, we thought that the late-50′s through the late-60′s were the ‘Golden Era’ for cars. A time when imagination led to innovation, and cars became more than just transportation. They were 4-wheeled expressions of our world.

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Elon Musk slams NY Times reporter for "fake" test drive of Tesla Model S

National Green Transportation

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is blasting an NY Times reporter over what appears to be a shoddy Tesla Model S test drive report last weekend. Musk's twitter posts on Monday call the article, by John Broder

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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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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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Electrified MG Midget - Seats and Dash Removal

DIY Electric Car

On 10 June 2013, I removed the seats and dash. The Haynes manual was clear and helpful concerning the seat removal instructions, but unhelpful with the dash removal. After searching the internet, I found a very helpful video on YouTube. link].

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BMS working

DIY Electric Car

I don''t want to pay up for a DC-DC unit until I can see the rest of it working. So I''ve been using a PC 500w ATX power supply for the 12v that my BMS needs. It may be enough to run the motor controller too, with the back wheels jacked up so I can see them spin.

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BMS test

DIY Electric Car

Motor is in, main cables are crimped. Now testing BMS. BMS is HiPower OEM. So far it powers up but doesn''t collect data, only beeps at me and says theres no connection from the main data module to the data collection modules. Attached Thumbnails

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

Green Car Congress

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

Green Car Congress

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

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