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EVs: A detailed analysis


Rei at Daily Kos is currently running an interesting series analyzing the economics and feasibility, as well as current state and future outlooks of electric vehicles. Rei possesses considerable technical knowledge on the subject, and is confident that EVs are the answer, based on well-backed arguments and facts.
The gist of his analysis is The economics […]

GM kills gas guzzler factories


General Motors made international news recently by closing four of its truck and SUV plants across the US, Canada and Mexico, as part of a rapid move to embrace the demand for smaller vehicles in the US.

The world’s largest carmaker said it was making the moves “to aggressively respond to growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles […]

Hyundai Crowned King of Fuel Cell EVs


Hyundai’s Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) was the only FCEV to earn a perfect score at the recent 2007 Challenge Bibendum in Shanghai. The Tucson hereby smashed teams from Daimler AG, GM and Nissan.
“This result once again confirms that Hyundai┬┤s fuel cell technology is among the front-runners in the industry ,” said Kwon Moon-Shik, […]

Daimler Hybrid Buses Flourish


Green Car Congress reports that Daimler Buses North America received new orders for their (take a deep breath) Orion VII Next Generation diesel-electric series hybrid transit buses totalling 1′052, bringing the total amount of orders since its launch in 2003 up to 2′600. Major customers include MTA New York City (850 units) and the […]

PAC-Car: How is this for fuel efficiency?


This post first appeared some time ago on The Mildly Entertaining Blog.
When a friend recently told me about a vehicle that goes by the strange name of the “PAC-Car”, I rather reluctantly read up on it, not expecting much. Minutes later though, I found myself gripped by this fascinating project. The PAC-Car is the vehicle […]

The Electric Car of the future?


This post first appeared some time ago on The Mildly Entertaining Blog.
The Tesla Roadster has turned from an electric dream into a production car, and is now (although in very limited quantities due to small scale production) available to be ordered by the public based on a first-come first-serve reservation system.

Here are some (very) impressive […]

Did you know?

In 2010, there will be 4200km of new highways in and around Shanghai, China that didn't exist in 2000. Varese, a town in Northern Italy, runs on 100% renewable power. The town uses a mix of wind, solar and small-scale hydropower. The town has reaped benefits from the energy network through added jobs, and an additional 350,000 euros [US $514,000] in revenues that are handed over to the council each year.


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