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Energy Independence Car Exhibition Showcased Alternative Energy Vehicles

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The Freedom Riders For Energy Independence car exhibition showcased alternative energy vehicles for all types of purposes. A local activist group rolled out the first time event in Utica in the hopes of opening local eyes to greener wheels.
Richard Morris who founded that group Green Local 175 said, “We want to show people that it’s not just the future, it’s the here and now. There are a lot of options. There’s natural gas, there’s hybrids, there’s electric vehicles. There’s diesel vehicles. So the list goes on.”
Business vehicles were a particular focus. National Grid showed off a new crew truck fueled solely by natural gas, and even school bus outfits are forging ahead with new innovations, well on their way to reducing their carbon footprint, not too mention operations costs.
Jeremy Johnston of New York Bus Sales explained, “It runs on propane, strictly propane. It’s not one of those engines that Continue reading “Energy Independence Car Exhibition Showcased Alternative Energy Vehicles” »

Hyundai Enters the Hybrid Race

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Just in time for the latest round of high gasoline prices (although they are dropping somewhat at the moment),

the gasoline-electric hybrid version of the redesigned Hyundai Sonata sedan has arrived.

The car is EPA rated at 35 mpg city/40 highway, which isn’t quite as high as the fuel economy of the best-selling hybrid, the Toyota Prius, officially 51 city/48 highway.

But also unlike the Prius, the Sonata hybrid has an almost identical gasoline-only version, which arrived last spring as an early 2011 model. This is a regular-looking car, not a vehicle that screams “hybrid” as it rolls down the road.

Prices of the Sonata and Prius hybrids are similar when configured the same. There is just one trim level for the Sonata, and the base price is $25,795 (plus $750 freight). Options can run the price into the low $30,000s, but those extras aren’t necessary to have a really nice hybrid sedan with ample room for five passengers and their luggage. Continue reading “Hyundai Enters the Hybrid Race” »

Toyota (TM) Plug-in’s and ALL Electric RAV4 showcased

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Toyota’s eco-friendly autos are center stage at a Little Tokyo event this weekend showcasing new technologies and designs from Japan.

Visitors to the Little Tokyo Design Week area can peek inside the Prius Plug-in hybrid, the RAV4 EV battery-electric vehicle and the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrid vehicle that are sitting in the plaza beside the Japanese American National Museum.

The Prius Plug-in will be able to run for 13 miles on power from its Lithium-ion battery, according to Toyota. More than 160 of the vehicles are already being driven in the U.S. as a demonstration program before sales start in earnest next year.

Toyota is working with Tesla on the electric RAV4, which is also expected to become available to buyers in 2012. Meanwhile, the automaker plans to spread more than 100 of its advanced fuel-cell vehicles around the country by 2013 through another demonstration program, with hopes of bringing the technology to market by 2015. 

The rest of the event, which lasts through Sunday, involves more than 15 steel storage containers acting as temporary exhibit space.

The Giant Robot retail chain has a makeshift gallery featuring products such as a “crunching dog” USB stick with a model canine doing sit-ups on the end. There’s a “Robot Box,” with various automatons and other machines. Representatives from USC, UCLA and SCI-Arc have their own boxes too.

Near the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, there’s an extended garden set up on stilts with tomatoes, carrots and beans.

BY Tiffany Hsu

Happy 155th Birthday Nikola Tesla

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

On July 10, 1856, Nikola Tesla was born in what is now modern day Croatia. He would go on to study electrical engineering and lay the groundwork for much of theNikola Tesla technology that we take for granted in modern society. Alternating current, electric motors, radio, radar, and wireless energy transmission are just a few of the high water marks in his career. He was also best buddies with Mark Twain. Celebrated in his time, Tesla fell into relative obscurity after some failed grandiose projects and patent battles. He died in 1943 with little money to his name in a New York hotel room.

After falling out of popular history for a time, his prestige has increased in modern times. Tesla’s status as a wronged genius, with a dash of mad scientist thrown in, has grown his legacy substantially. His likeness has appeared in film, comics, and his name was adopted by the makers of the all electric roadster (Tesla Motors; TSLA).

Happy Birthday Mr. Nikola Tesla

President Obama’s desire to see one million electric vehicles on American highways by 2015

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Future of electric cars hinges on better batteries

electric car lithium-ion battery pack

Electric cars are a game-changing technology with an Achilles’ heel — the battery.

Current batteries are expensive and have limited range, making it hard to drive from San Jose to San Francisco and back without stopping to recharge. Experts agree consumers will never fully embrace electric vehicles until they can travel as far as a gas-powered car on a single charge.

So the global race is on to build a better lithium-ion battery, one that pulls off the herculean feat of extending range while being long-lasting, affordable, quick-charging and safe.

In Asia, governments and big battery companies are investing heavily in next-generation battery technology, while in the United States much of the cutting-edge research is being performed at Department of Energy labs and universities. The Bay Area — home to Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors (TSLA), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and two dozen battery startups — has emerged as one of the nation’s leading hubs of battery innovation.

Read the Complete Story on Silicon Vally MecuryNews.com by Dana Hall

CLICK HERE: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_18450778?source=most_emailed

EPA Rates Mitsubishi Electric Car at 112 MPGe

Friday, July 8th, 2011

EPA Rates Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car 112 MPGe

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8.11 The EPA keeps testing electric cars and giving them ‘MPG-equivalent’ ratings (more on why those don’t mean that much below). The latest to be tested, after the Tesla Roadster (119 MPGe), Chevy Volt (93 MPGe when in electric mode) and Nissan LEAF …

Read Full Story Here: Mitsubishi i Electric Car Rated 112 MPGe by EPA

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University Gets 16 EV Charging Stations

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

US: Entergy funds university EV charging stations

Thursday, July 07, 2011, AutomotiveWorld.com

Entergy Corporation is to fund and donate 16 Coulomb Technologies electric vehicle charging stations at college campuses in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

The first two Entergy-funded charging stations have been unveiled at Louisiana State University. The charging stations were donated to LSU through a US$160,000 grant by Entergy’s Environmental Initiatives Fund. Entergy is currently working with other universities in Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas to donate additional electric vehicle charging stations.

The LSU charging stations, which are free to use by all LSU faculty, staff and students, are among the first in the US to be installed on a university campus for the sole purpose of providing free charges to electric car owners and for research purposes.

See complete story at AutomotiveWorld.com Here: http://www.automotiveworld.com/news/powertrain/88013-us-entergy-funds-university-ev-charging-stations

Statement of Support for Efforts to Advance Plug-In Electric Vehicles in the US

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

EVWorld.com Reports; 180+ Organizations Sign Electric Vehicle Support Statement

July 7, 2011 — We, the undersigned businesses, municipalities, and public interest groups from across the nation, support a strong national electric vehicle advancement program that will increase American jobs, decrease pollution, and reduce our dependence on oil.

Oil Independence

Gasoline prices are unstable and rising. Electric vehicles enable drivers to fill up on stable, domestic electricity at a cost equivalent to approximately 75 cents per gallon. Our nation sends up to a third of a trillion dollars overseas each year to purchase foreign oil, often produced by countries that are unstable or unfriendly to American interests. Foreign oil purchases are also responsible for about 50% of the US trade deficit. As Americans struggle to cope with rising and volatile gasoline prices, vehicle innovation provides real options. Greater independence from oil means an economically stronger and more secure America.

(See full story on EVWorld.com here: http://evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=26070 )

Israel to Get Electric Car Battery Swap Stations

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Charging StationIsrael to Get Electric Car Battery Swap Stations
Better Place has a plan to let electric cars travel further—but will it work?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
By Kevin Bullis

Better Place is trying to solve the biggest challenge to the widespread adoption of electric cars:

See the Full Story on TechnologyReview.com Here:

http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/37982/?p1=MstCom

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