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Electric Car Company Aptera Releases Guided Factory Tour [Video]

Electric and hybrid electric car manufacturer Aptera has been turning heads since the first announced their space-age looking Typ1 prototype. The sub $30,000 electric version of the Typ1 has a range of 120 miles and is expected to be ready for limited release later this year. Take a look at the latest video from Aptera, […]

May 2nd

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

Boeing Successfully Tests First Manned Hydrogen-Cell Battery Airplane

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/RL18Oh_qSRM” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] It’s the first time a plane powered by a hydrogen cell has left the ground with a pilot at the controls. Boeing said there’s still a lot to do before hydrogen fuel cells will power commercial airliners. As the technology progresses, Boeing says traditional jet fuel will be phased […]

April 4th

100 MPG+ Plug-In Hybrids Already Available (Check ’em Out)

Not everyone is waiting until 2010 to get their first plug-in hybrid. As I reported previously, Hybrids Plus out of Boulder, CO, is offering conversions for the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape hybrids, turning them into 100 MPG+ superstars. I’ve collected a little more background on Prius hybrid hacks, and a few more resources. Check […]

March 13th

Aptera’s $26,000 Electric Car and 300 MPG Hybrid Coming Soon

For under $30,000, you will soon be able to buy an electric car with a 120 mile range, or a plug-in hybrid that gets 300 miles-per-gallon. Sound like a fantasy, but this one could be coming to a dealer near you. Slated for release in late 2008, the company Aptera will be offering the initial […]

March 12th

Learn How To Make Biodiesel On YouTube

Trying to learn how to make biodiesel, or interested in seeing how it’s done? It always helps to get a visual, and you may not be aware that there are currently enough biodiesel videos on YouTube to develop an entire college course on the subject. I’ve thrown out a representative sample, just to give you […]

March 4th

Electric "Scuba Car" to Debut at Geneva Auto Show

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/sJC7E06IBXI” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] I don’t know if this is truly a step forward in clean car technology, or just something for James Bond and Aquaman fans, but Swiss car maker Rinspeed will debut the sQuba, a fully submersible electric car, at next month’s Geneva Auto Show.

February 14th

MotorTrend Review: Tesla Roadster 2008

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/j6b4qbBvkAc” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Sorry, this video is no longer available! But here are more posts on the Tesla Roadster: Tesla’s First Electric Vehicle, 2008 Roadster, Now Under Production Tesla Motors Sues Fisker Automotive Over Electric Car Design

February 12th

Fields of Fuel: Josh Tickell's New Biodiesel Documentary

  If a picture is worth a thousand words, a good documentary can change your vocabulary. Josh Tickell’s new film, Fields of Fuel, has just won the Audience Award for Documentary at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. The film, which opened last Monday to a standing ovation, is a sharp, compelling look at biofuels and […]

January 31st

Chevron Backs Solazyme's Algae Biodiesel Production Process (+Video)

It’s been a big week for biofuel breakthroughs and new partnerships. While photographing the algae biodiesel cars outside Fields of Fuel yesterday, insiders I spoke with alluded to big news: I just learned that Chevron will be backing Solazyme to produce algae biodiesel (East Bay Business Times): Chevron Corp. is accelerating its research into biofuel […]

January 22nd

Video: Coskata Ethanol Announcement From Detroit Auto Show

Last week at the Auto Show, I had the opportunity to be interviewed for a few short online video segments by coBRANDiT. My interview made it into a few different clips, including the Coskata biofuel announcement. Take a look at the following videos: Download Coskata Announcement  

January 21st

Video: Breakfast with Rick Wagoner, Chairman and CEO of General Motors

Matt Kelly of NextGear was kind enough to pass along video of our breakfast with Rick Wagoner, Chairman and CEO of General Motors, which took place last week at the NAIAS. Mr. Wagoner addressed a variety of issues, including the Coskata ethanol announcement, the future of the Hummer brand (hint: smaller), the risks associated with […]

January 21st

2008 Sundance Film Festival Gets Underway

I’m here in a bitterly cold Park City, Utah, for the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Current temperature outside is 5, and the night before last registered at a polar -10 degrees F. But hey, I’m at Sundance. For the next ten days I’ll be on the lookout for films and panels pertaining to biofuels or […]

January 18th

Air Car in Showrooms by End of Year

Run your car on compressed air? Drivers in Europe may be doing just that by the end of the year with the air car, according to a report from the BBC… [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/Ov4t1P9bdGw” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Like to know more about the air car? Here’s their website.

January 5th

New Algae System Could Supply All Our Energy Needs

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/Lvb53l_Nfys” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] All that green pond scum I used to avoid could well produce enough fuel to satisfy all the energy needs in the United States. That’s a pretty far out statement, but Glen Kertz, CEO of Valcent Products made it very clear that a process of growing algae vertically is […]

December 17th