The Scorpion: Ronn Motor Company Hydrogen-Exotic

Published on August 18th, 2009 | by

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[social_buttons] A big factor holding up the push for alternative-energy vehicles is cost. Bringing alt-fuel to the masses means making it easy and cheap to reproduce. But until then, one sure way to get around the cost factor is to appeal to people for whom money is no object. Ferarri and Lamborghini are now underway […] read more

Modec Awarded $39 Million, Announces Joint Venture with Navistar

Published on August 18th, 2009 | by

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British Manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), Modec, has announced a joint venture with U.S. based Navistar International Corporation, a $15 billion per year truck manufacturer. The announcement comes at an ideal time as earlier this month, President Barack Obama announced the largest grant ever to develop and bring to market electric vehicles. Obama made the […] read more

GM to Sell Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car By 2012

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[social_buttons] General Motors has revealed that it is still on-track to bring a hydrogen fuel-cell car to market, within the next three years. Industry insiders had speculated that the imminent retirement of existing boss Larry Burns would lead to the fuel-cell program being mothballed, but according to new R&D chief Alan Taub, GM will continue […] read more

CT&T Announces RASS to Produce and Sell Electric Vehicles

Published on August 18th, 2009 | by

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There has been one benefit to having the American auto companies bankrupt, and that is that many companies and ideas for cars that would have otherwise never had a chance now do. One such idea is from CT&T United, newly based in the United States. The company has announced plans for a proprietary manufacturing, sales […] read more

Fisker Karma PHEV Makes World Driving Debut

Published on August 17th, 2009 | by

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Three weeks ago, I wrote a story about the upcoming public debut of the Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). Well, it’s official. The Karma PHEV made its public driving debut over the weekend, just 19 months after being introduced as a concept car. Behind the wheel was Bernhard Koehler, co-founder and COO of […] read more

The One-Gallon Challenge; 100 miles on a gallon of gas

Published on August 17th, 2009 | by

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Global warming. Climate change. The greatest threat to continued human survival. The rhetoric these days can be awfully scary regarding new energy and oil. Sometimes it feels like we’ve all been doomed already by a hyper-active media always looking for the “next big story” to terrify us with. But I don’t really take anything seriously, […] read more

Company To Develop Biofuel Made From Fish

Published on August 15th, 2009 | by

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[social_buttons] LiveFuels, Inc. hopes to make a renewable fuel using processed algae-fed fish. The company–who develops renewable algae-based biofuels–has a test facility in Brownsville, TX. At the location they have 45 acres of open saltwater ponds which will be used for optimizing the algal production. Most algae-to-biofuel companies are limited to monomcultures of algae, but […] read more

6 Alternative-Fuel Vehicles Built By Teenagers

Published on August 15th, 2009 | by

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Car companies like Tesla, Toyota and Nissan are all scrambling for a piece of the EV market. Heck, even cities like San Francisco and Portland want some.  But they all just got pwned by these kids. These vehicles run on everything from solar to soy! Texas Teen Buys Car Off eBay, Makes It Electric Luke […] read more

BMW’s Hybrid X6 Saves 20% On Fuel And Gets 480 HP

Published on August 13th, 2009 | by

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[social_buttons] BMW’s new ActiveHybrid X6 promises to be the world’s most powerful hybrid with 480 hp (358 kW) and 575 lb-ft of torque (780 N·m). The ActiveHybrid X6 will hit 60 mph in just under 6 seconds all while providing a 20-percent fuel savings according to the EU test-cycle. The EU also gave it a […] read more