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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Sunday, April 8th, 2007
The X Prize Foundation has announced several new X Prizes, and one of them is “To inspire a new generation of viable, super-efficient vehicles that help break our addiction to oil and stem the effects of climate change.” The winner gets a HUGE amount of glory and, of course, $10 million. The gauntlet has been [...]
Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
The Discovery channel is 3/4 of the way through their four part series on the car of the future, appropriately called Future Car. The most recent episode was about fuel and hit on everything from ethanol, bio-diesel, hydrogen and solar all the way to having a car powered by air. A few of the finer [...]
Sunday, February 11th, 2007
This is the accessory that I have been dreaming about ever since we bought our Toyota Prius: integrated solar panels. Of course, isn’t this always the way it works? Now that I’ve found the product I’ve been hoping for, it is temporaily unavailable. I have emailed Solatec, and I will post any further info I [...]
Wednesday, February 7th, 2007
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released it’s annual list of “Greenest” and “Meanest” cars once again. Topping the list are well-known and highly publicized hybrids Toyota Prius and Honda Civic, but there are some other interesting appearances as well. Read more here.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2007
In his recent State of the Union address, George W Bush talked about, and seemed to support, many of the most promising areas of renewable energy. With the current global political climate, and our war in Iraq (that seems to be becoming more about oil every day), it is no surprise that the White House [...]
Thursday, January 18th, 2007
Being a top soy bean producer, it is in Indiana’s economic as well as environmental interest to use soy-derived bio diesel. Indygo, Indianapolis’ mass transit company has recently introduced hybrid buses that burn fuel produced right here in Inidana. Read about Indianapolis’ first winter Ozone Action Day here. Read more about the new busses here.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
It’s only a start, but it’s something. Cities around the country are starting to give a wider array of incentives to drive a clean car: like free parking. Respect the Hybrid!
Friday, July 28th, 2006
I love it when a product I want that doesn’t exist yet suddenly appears on the horizon. My wife and I have the cruel ability of thinking of things we want about a year before anyone makes them, but this time Toyota is only a step behind me. They are talking about making a plug-in [...]
Thursday, May 25th, 2006
There is a new breed of hot rodders sprouting up these days: techies. All kinds of people are finding new ways to hack and modify their Priuses to make them have incredible mileage (100+ mpg) or do cool tricks (like maintain your 12V battery with a solar panel). Read the CNET News.com article here. Get [...]