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The Evolution of the Electric Car

Originally published on Sustainnovate. Following up on my articles on the history of solar power science, history of solar power policy, history of solar power manufacturing, history of wind turbines, and history of trains, here’s a piece on the history of electric cars. Most people mean “electric car” when they say “electric vehicle.” Electric vehicles […]

April 29th

Video: Modified Honda Insight Crashes At 190 MPH

I think it’s fair to say that most Honda Insight hybrids never see speeds higher than 80 mph, but not Brian Gillesipies Honda Insight. Last week Brian was at the El Mirage raceway pushing his heavily-modified Insight at speeds around 190 mph when the car launched into a terrifying barrel roll. Brian survived, though his […]

November 21st

EV1 + Honda Insight = EV2, An Electric Car With A 400 Mile Range

John Wayland’s drag racing electric Datsun, White Zombie, has graced these pages many times before. But Wayland is currently undergoing a project of a different kind, sourcing parts from GM’s original electric car, the EV1, and swapping them into a Honda Insight hybrid. The resulting car Wayland calls the Silver Streak, could go as far as 400 miles on a single charge.

Honda Hopes To Rekindle Success Of CVCC Engine With New Hybrid Tech

Japanese automaker Honda has had a rough time of it lately, especially when it comes to hybrids. Not only has the Prius-fighting Insight and sporty CR-Z failed to gain traction in the marketplace, but lawsuits against the Honda Civic Hybrid have seriously hurt resale values.

But Honda is hoping a new generation of hybrid technology will get them back in the game. Thing is, Honda isn’t talking details. Who wants to play “Wild speculation!” with me?

September 20th

Drive a Hybrid? Race It at the Fuji Speedway!

The Fuji Speedway had a slightly unusual race last month – instead of supercars going super fast, rows of perfectly normal hybrid cars lined up for a two-hour endurance race called the Summer Eco Car Cup 2011. The race is held every year in August, and anyone with a hybrid car is welcome to participate. Oh, and the car has to be one you can buy at a dealer – perfectly normal hybrid cars only.

September 8th