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Plug In Drivers Not Missin' the Piston

This is the Kodak Moment for the Auto Industry. Electric vehicles are here to stay. Their market acceptance and growth will continue....

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Leo Motors Gets Order to Develop Electric Agricultural Machinery | Green Energy News

Leo Motors Gets Order to Develop Electric Agricultural Machinery | Green Energy News

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Holiday Travel Underscores Need for Electric Vehicles - Domestic Fuel

Holiday Travel Underscores Need for Electric Vehicles - Domestic Fuel: "Natural Resources Defense Council and the Union of Concerned Scientists found the 60 miles per gallon fuel efficiency standard for cars by 2025 would save North Carolina drivers $3.5 billion at the gas pump in 2030. Steward explains.

“Gas powered engines are really inefficient. Only 13 percent of the energy created by burning gas in an engine goes to moving that car forward, and that creates a lot of global warming pollution.”"

YouTube - CNN: Nissan Leaf test drive

YouTube - CNN: Nissan Leaf test drive: "CNN's Ali Velshi takes Nissan's electric Leaf car for a spin with Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn."

If it has a tailpipe, it is not an electric vehicle. If there is a combustion engine and an electric motor, that is a hybrid. It does not matter when each is used, or which drives the car. ~Carlos Ghosn

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Will Americans drive electric cars? | wausaudailyherald.com | Wausau Daily Herald

Will Americans drive electric cars? | wausaudailyherald.com | Wausau Daily Herald: "At $41,000, the Chevrolet Volt is about the same size -- and shares components with -- the new Chevy Cruze gas-engine compact that starts at $16,995."

2011 Chevy Volt drive simulation | Driving the Nation

2011 Chevy Volt drive simulation | Driving the Nation: "Here is animation of the 2011 Chevy Volt and all four of its modes. If you are a geek you will love this animation.

According to Chevy the Volt can drive up to 100 mph pure EV, at around 3:30.

If you are looking for the place where they talk about the 4th mode it’s around 3:50.

At around 4:10 they start talking about converting from a one-motor to a two-motor driving."

Vectrix VX-3 Electric Vehicle - PhotoGalleries - POLICE Magazine

Vectrix VX-3 Electric Vehicle - PhotoGalleries - POLICE Magazine: "The Los Angeles Police Department is now field-testing the Vectrix VX-3, a unique three-wheeled electric patrol vehicle that will be available in the spring. The LAPD is testing the scooter-type vehicle at the city's LA Live entertainment complex that includes Staples Center. The vehicle was debuted at the 2010 COPSWEST trade show. Photos by Paul Clinton."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Free Juice Bar

Philosophy: "The parking industry is uniquely positioned to help accelerate the building of the EV charging station infrastructure that is surely coming. These are not distant drum beats. The 'free juice' model of supply democratizes the system and will encourage the participation of the consumer public in the acceptance of charging technologies."

So you think Toyota invented the modern hybrid? Think again! — Autoblog Green

So you think Toyota invented the modern hybrid? Think again! — Autoblog Green: "Dr. Baruch Berman, Dr. George Gelb, and Dr. Neal Richardson of TRW Inc. Power Systems division devised the first working example of hybrid electric drives we see today. Patent #3566717 was issued in March 1971"

Ford Announces Focus Electric Markets | EarthTechling

Ford Announces Focus Electric Markets | EarthTechling: "Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Tucson, Seattle, Portland, Oregon.; Raleigh Durham, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia., or Washington, D.C.
According to a recent release, these are the markets where the automaker will be rolling out the spanky new electric version of its popular Ford Focus"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

EV Tax Credits

"applies to IRC 30D
Form 8936, Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit
www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8936.pdf

applies to IRC 30
Form 8834, Qualified Plug-in Electric and Electric Vehicle Credit
www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8834.pdf

The LEAF qualifies under IDC 30D
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/article/0 ... 06,00.html"

Electrifying the future | OregonLive.com

Electrifying the future | OregonLive.com: "The federal Recovery and Reinvestment Act had created 5,500 jobs in Oregon. Now that was certainly good news. The Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act adopted in 2009 promises more. Jobs are what we need."

Friday, November 12, 2010

'Hydrogen highway' may run to Portland | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

'Hydrogen highway' may run to Portland | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram: "Portland will become the northern end of an evolving 'hydrogen highway' along the East Coast if a Connecticut company moves ahead with plans to build a filling station here for a coming generation of fuel-cell-powered electric vehicles.

The station would be built in the next two years by SunHydro of Wallingford, Conn.,"