The Limits of High Gas Mileage

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In making policy and predicting market strategy, and the doomer in me says, in preparation for collapse, we need to know what the absolute limits are on personal transportation efficiency. That is, the limits which no amount of engineering can … Continued

Chinese EV status

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quoted from here: SHANGHAI — Over the past year, Beijing has bet heavily on pure electric cars and plug-ins, hoping that these technologies will help domestic automakers to leapfrog their international rivals. By contrast, conventional hybrid vehicles have gotten … Continued

Electric Airplane Record

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from: French pilot Hugues Duval broke his own speed record for electric aircraft after topping 175 mph. He made the record-setting flight in the same twin-engine Cri Cri airplane he flew to achieve his previous record of 162 mph … Continued

Wind Powered Cross Country Experimental

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from Green Car Congress The Wind Explorer pilot vehicle is a two-seated electromobile that weighs just 200 kg (441 lbs) and with a range of 400 kilometers (249 miles) per battery charge. The bodywork consists mainly of a carbon fiber … Continued

Kokam Batteries for Trucks

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Quoted from here: Dow Kokam to provide Li-ion packs to Motiv Power and ZeroTruck for medium-duty electric commercial vehicles (correction) 7 March 2011 Dow Kokam has signed two agreements to provide lithium-ion battery solutions to power electric medium-duty commercial … Continued

First Leaf of Spring

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from a press release by Michael Chiacos, Transportation Specialist, Community Environmental Council  at (805) 963-0583, ext. 110  or   Plug In Santa Barbara Welcomes the First Nissan Leaf Pure Electric Vehicle to Our Region   Santa Barbara is projected … Continued