Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008
A nice article about the details of near-future plug-in hybrids (PHEV). Good ol’ NPR. Read the article here.
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Monday, June 9th, 2008
We all use rechargeable batteries everyday in everything from cell phones, to razors, to hybrid cars, to power tools. It is SO frustrating to be working on a project and discover that your rechargeable tool is out of juice. Now you have to either wait hours for the battery to charge, use hand tools (which [...]
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Friday, June 8th, 2007
The bar has been raised yet again. Lithium Technology Corporation out of Pennsyvania has released a new line of lithium batteries that are “…the answer the automotive industry has been searching for.” according to their website. The Future of Thongs has a great article on the new 125 mpg hybrid. Read it here. Learn more [...]
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Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
A company called Solar Electric Vehicles has put out what Prius owners have been waiting for: a solar roof panel. It apparently costs about $2000-4000 and will pay for itself in 2-3 years. Read a very nice article at TreeHugger.com. Photo from TreeHugger.com Also, check out the Solar Electric Vehicles site for more information.
Thursday, October 19th, 2006
The Toyota Prius was postd as the overall most fuel-efficient car by the EPA/DOE, but the most fun is to look at the lists of the vehicles with the worst mileage. Admitedly, if you are buying a Lamborghini you probably don’t care about efficiency, the environment, or spending money on something so trivial as gas, [...]
Friday, June 2nd, 2006
A lot of people seem to be saying that fuel cells are going to be the future of automoblies, most notably and shockingly: the President, George W Bush himself. It seems too good to be true to me at the moment, but I’m slowly being swayed. There is definitely some promise there, but the hydrogen [...]