Electric Vehicles

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Inflatable Electric Cars: Surround Your Body in Bliss

[social_buttons] Here’s an interesting idea: instead of putting the airbag in the car, put the car in the airbag. Sure it sounds silly, but XP vehicles, a start-up in California, is doing just that with their upcoming electric car, the Whisper™. Apparently, XP has taken the same sort of airbag technology developed to safely land […]

June 2nd

An Electric Car You Can Buy Today: The $20K TRIAC EV

TRIAC Electric Car. Range: 60-100 Miles. Cost: 2 cents per mile This little number has been getting some good press lately (see EcoGeek and Inhabit), and for good reason: it’s the first commercially available electric vehicle with a price tag and functionality that could meet the needs of the average city driver (assuming you can […]

May 27th

Snapshot of Battery Technology for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Cars

Click the image to expand. UC Davis’s Institute of Transportation Studies has prepared a sort of primer for “non-battery experts” on the pros and cons of different battery technology for use in plug-in hybrid electric cars (PHEVs). The report, called Batteries for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs): Goals and the State of Technology circa 2008, […]

May 19th

Tesla Roadster Pictures From SF Green [Pics]

In San Francisco last week I happened to bump into a Tesla Roadster outside SF Green. The pictures are below, but I also wanted to highlight something Daryl Siry, VP of sales marketing and service for Tesla Motors said during the event. Daryl commented that yes, $100K is a lot to pay for an electric […]

May 15th

Nissan to Sell Electric Cars in US by 2010

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Nissan plans to sell electric cars in the US in 2010. Nissan’s chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, said the company was motivated to accelerate the development of battery-powered vehicles by high gas prices and environmental concerns. Nissan expects to expand to a globally-marketed fleet of 60 electric vehicles […]

May 15th

Are Plug-Ins and Electric Cars A Health Hazard?

It had to happen, just when we were beginning to think that plug-in hybrid and electric cars were the best things since sliced bread, someone has intimated that there may be a health risk involved in driving those vehicles. You remember, the power line scare back in the ’70’s (which really hasn’t gone away) and […]

April 29th

Affordable Electric Cars Coming to US in 2009

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April 23rd

MIT Study Predicts Well-to-Wheel Vehicle Emissions for 2030

Recently, I discussed the interaction between clean energy and the future of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The study cited makes it clear that unless we clean up power production, there isn’t much point in moving to PHEVs from regular, old hybrids (HEVs). Interestingly enough, MIT has just come out with a new study, profiled […]

April 17th

Tesla Motors Sues Fisker Automotive Over Electric Car Design

As reported by the New York Times yesterday, the two leading manufacturers of electric cars in the US are involved in a serious quarrel over alleged theft of vehicle design and trade secrets. Tesla Motors, who recently began production of their electric Roadster, claims that Henrik Fisker took on an $875,000 design contract with Tesla […]

April 16th

Safe Hydrogen Fuel System Ready for Market and Your Car!

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/2P8YsP6qJSE” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Put six-gallons of water in your fuel tank and drive anywhere you wish. The only thing you’ll need to replace, is a bit more water. Last May, I wrote about Jim Hunt, a student at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois concerning his plasmatic induction system that turns water […]

April 14th

150 MPG Chevy Volt Sneak Peak Video

Yesterday, according to Jalopnik, a reporter leaked out the first video of the Chevy Volt electric car. While GM is keeping their work under pretty tight lock and key, the excitement is tangible—even though the car won’t be officially released for another 2 years (2010)! Check out the video (click on the image to go […]

April 5th