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This is the Kodak Moment for the Auto Industry

Plug-In Drivers Not Missin' the Piston Electric vehicles are here to stay. Their market acceptance is currently small but growing...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Electric Vehicle Charging Best At Night? | EarthTechling

Electric Vehicle Charging Best At Night? | EarthTechling: "The Institute of Physics has published a study that suggests the best time to charge electric vehicles, in terms of impact to air quality, is at night. While electric vehicles do not produce emissions, electricity generating units do, a lot. Researches from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Texas have specifically been studying ozone pollutants under three different charging scenarios in Texas for plug-in hybrid vehicles."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ruin or Change?

"We should rather be ruined than changed; We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die." W. H. Auden

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A Perspective from Portland, Oregon: Disincentive - electric car tax

A Perspective from Portland, Oregon: Disincentive - electric car tax: "it is incentives not disincentives that is needed for them.

Taxing a product before it has an opportunity to achieve the economic advantages of volume production is wrongheaded thinking. While the reduction in the consumption of gasoline is not only necessary, it is the likely effect of the market. But the state rather than considering tax shifting strategies needs to reconsider its tax structuring and its spending."