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Monday, September 27, 2010

Personal Finance - Electric car use beats wind to cut oil use: study : Finance

Personal Finance - Electric car use beats wind to cut oil use: study : Finance: "
The Baker Institute analysis found that a mandate calling for 30 percent of all U.S. vehicles to run on electric power by 2050 would be 'the single most effective way' to reduce oil demand and reliance on foreign imports.

A 30-percent electric fleet would reduce U.S. oil use by 2.5 million barrels a day above the projected reduction from increased fuel efficiency standards."

BP and Me: How The Oil Spill Changed My Mind on Electric Cars (Page 2) - All Cars Electric

BP and Me: How The Oil Spill Changed My Mind on Electric Cars (Page 2) - All Cars Electric: "
Oil is toxic, in ways you can't imagine until they blow up in your face.

Oil can also be an astonishing transformer. It lifts people out of poverty. It rewired our country on a circuit of Interstates. It enabled modern America.

Is it worth the recurring threat of another BP spill, to keep the world's cars running on oil alone? These days, I'm no longer convinced that one easy solution is the best one. Hurricanes can't be prevented, but some ecological disasters can.

I'm choosing an electric car as my next new vehicle, not to prove a point, but to see if it's a rational future. A better choice for some, maybe for most. Not for all."

9 Reasons Your Next Car Should be an Electric Vehicle | Peachy Green

9 Reasons Your Next Car Should be an Electric Vehicle | Peachy Green

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Arcimoto Pulse – Test Drive With The Stars � Innovational Musings

Arcimoto Pulse – Test Drive With The Stars - Innovational Musings: "A working model of Leonardo da Vinci’s 1478 3-wheeler. It was completed in 2004 and took technicians 7 years to make.(Source:Florence Science Museum)

If you’re interested in 3-wheelers check out this excellent site 3-wheelers.

The F300 is a two seater “tilting” 3-wheeler"

Nissan Reveals Pricing For LEAF Options: DC Fast Charger Extra, Unless You Live in Initial Launch Market | PluginCars.com

Nissan Reveals Pricing For LEAF Options: DC Fast Charger Extra, Unless You Live in Initial Launch Market | PluginCars.com: "
Floor Mats & Cargo Mat Area $170
B92 Splash Guards $140
M94 Recycling/Organizational Package $225
M92 Cargo Cover $290
M93 Cargo Net $20 Not available with M94 Recycling/Organizational Package
N92 Hologram Kick Plates $125 Not available with B93 Eco Design Package
B93 Eco Design Package $260 Not available with N92 Hologram Kick Plates
B94 Protection Package $225
S92 Safety Kit $75"

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Study: Efficient cars would save families $745 a year | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Study: Efficient cars would save families $745 a year | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: "New fuel efficiency and global warming standards for cars and light trucks would save Maine residents $427 million at the gas pump and cut oil use in the state by 179 million gallons per year in 2030, according to an analysis by a group advocating for passage of the standards."

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Howard Learner: BP/Enbridge Lessons: Electric Vehicle Solutions That Reduce Oil Dependence, Reduce Pollution, Create Jobs and Boost the Midwest's Economy

Howard Learner: BP/Enbridge Lessons: Electric Vehicle Solutions That Reduce Oil Dependence, Reduce Pollution, Create Jobs and Boost the Midwest's Economy: "The BP and Enbridge oil spill disasters reminded everyone of the dangers from our addiction to oil. Most Americans are looking for cleaner and safer ways to power our cars and heat our homes. The good news is that shifting to cleaner cars and trucks can create new jobs, improve the environment and boost our economy at the same time"

Performance EV Conversion - Project BMW

Performance EV Conversion - Project BMW: "2003 BMW 325i was chosen for the conversion."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ten hot green-energy trends to watch - Technology & science - Future of Energy - msnbc.com

Ten hot green-energy trends to watch - Technology & science - Future of Energy - msnbc.com: "The buzz over electrified transportation is only going to get stronger"

Special Report: Power struggles: charging tomorrow's cars | Reuters

Special Report: Power struggles: charging tomorrow's cars | Reuters: "'The introduction of electric vehicles is more than a financial matter,' says U.S. analyst Sam Jaffe, research manager at IDC Energy Insights. 'It's a big anthropological experiment. There's no question that there are drawbacks, but there are also advantages. It requires a re-setting of mindsets and how that unfolds will decide who wins the race.'"

Saturday, September 11, 2010

RMI: Triple Safety: Lightweighting Automobiles to Improve Occupant, Highway, and Global Safety

RMI: Triple Safety: Lightweighting Automobiles to Improve Occupant, Highway, and Global Safety: "Automobiles╩╝ negative impact on human health and welfare includes traffic-related deaths and injuries as well as the deaths and injuries caused by automobiles╩╝ contribution to climate change and other global environmental degradation. This paper explores solutions that both enhance vehicle performance and reduce environmental impacts"

Friday, September 10, 2010

Frito-Lay Poised to Launch Largest All-Electric Truck Fleet in North America � Environmental Leader � Green Business, Sustainable Business, and Green Strategy News for Corporate Sustainability Executives

Frito-Lay Poised to Launch Largest All-Electric Truck Fleet in North America � Environmental Leader � Green Business, Sustainable Business, and Green Strategy News for Corporate Sustainability Executives: "PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay North America division is rolling out the company’s first five all-electric delivery trucks in New York City. Frito-Lay plans to deploy 21 trucks in total this year and 150 additional trucks in 2011, which will make Frito-Lay the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in North America, according to the company."

Monday, September 6, 2010

Contribution of Li-Ion Batteries to the Environmental Impact of Electric Vehicles - Environmental Science & Technology (ACS Publications)

Contribution of Li-Ion Batteries to the Environmental Impact of Electric Vehicles - Environmental Science & Technology (ACS Publications): "Battery-powered electric cars (BEVs) play a key role in future mobility scenarios. However, little is known about the environmental impacts of the production, use and disposal of the lithium ion (Li-ion) battery. This makes it difficult to compare the environmental impacts of BEVs with those of internal combustion engine cars (ICEVs). Consequently, a detailed lifecycle inventory of a Li-ion battery and a rough LCA of BEV based mobility were compiled. The study shows that the environmental burdens of mobility are dominated by the operation phase regardless of whether a gasoline-fueled ICEV or a European electricity fueled BEV is used. The share of the total environmental impact of E-mobility caused by the battery (measured in Ecoindicator 99 points) is 15%."

Sunday, September 5, 2010

As America Grows Fatter, It Burns More Gas | Autopia | Wired.com

As America Grows Fatter, It Burns More Gas | Autopia | Wired.com: "There is no doubt Americans are getting fatter and fatter. The latest stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the number of people identifying themselves as obese grew 1.1 percent — an additional 2.4 million people — between 2007 and 2009. The number of states with an obesity rate of 30 percent or more tripled, to nine, during the same time."

My Chevrolet Volt Order Has Been Placed

My Chevrolet Volt Order Has Been Placed: "Steve is very excited about the Volt. “How could I not be,” he said. “This car will bring in a ton of new showroom traffic.” He is committed to servicing the cars and currently has five Volts on allocation (four besides mine). He has no intentions of charging more than MSRP. “I will not price gouge,” he said."