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Electric Car Conversions Gain Popularity In Australia

August 29th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

While many areas of America aren’t suited to the limited range and lack of charging infrastructure, it is nothing in comparison to Australia’s outback, where there could be hundreds of miles between filling stations. But even in Australia, DIYers and small shops are converting old cars into short-range EVs as petrol prices continue to rise


Aviat Flies World's First CNG Airplane at Oshkosh 2013

July 29th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Avgas costs nearly $6 per gallon these days, and the lead-enriched petroleum-based fuel is highly, highly toxic. So, why not build a plane that runs on low-emission, high-octane CNG? Aviat has done just that, and they’ve released their new, clean-burning aircraft at the Oshkosh 2013 aviation show!


Turn Your Bike into an Electric Bicycle in SECONDS (w/ video)

July 28th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The Rubbee electric bicycle conversion works by quickly attaching itself to your bike’s seat post with a spinning plastic wheel that “rubs” against your bicycle’s back tire, propelling you forward. It’s not quite as effective or efficient as a hub motor, but with a pricetag of just $1000 and nearly universal compatibility it might just be a winner


2014 Tata Nano Debuts, CNG Model Tags Along

June 22nd, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

From a visual perspective, the 2014 Tata Nano is distinguished by tastefully-applied chrome trim and a new rear bumper with sporty mesh inserts. The new Nano can also be “optioned up” with four personalization kits that add features like a contrasting-color roof, body graphics, alloy wheels, and sporty-looking body kit. Under the hood, a new bi-fuel engine cuts emissions and operating costs ... will that be enough


Video: Live Out Your Initial D Fantasies w/ an Electric AE86

June 15th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

The 1980s Toyota Sprinter’s clean, angular bodywork and willing chassis? That stuff never goes out of style … which is why the all-electric Toyota AE86 you see here is very possibly the best of all possible worlds. He(ck), it even addresses the only legitimate gripe anyone ever had about the eight-six: low-end torque!



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