Christopher McMorro, February 24th, 2010, Gas2.org
Apparently Mercedes is so excited about their F-800 hybrid concept, that they just had to get it out there for public consumption. And I can see why. I’ve never been much of a fan of Mercedes… Continue
Added by W. Dan Chance on February 25, 2010 at 10:36am —
18 Feb 2010
We all know that sooner or later all automobiles are going to be either hybrid, electric or hydrogen powered. The one drawback that many of us
look at is the overall appeal of the cars. Very few models that are being put out are really all that attractive. For those of us that like… Continue
Added by W. Dan Chance on February 18, 2010 at 11:00am —
Pickens is fond of saying "Electric power can't move an eighteen-wheeler." Well, maybe so, but it can, apparently, move a New York City bus. Read about the new hybrid buses that run on a turbine charging batteries that run the bus in the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/07/nyregion/07bus.html?ref=nyregion
Any New Yorker who has ridden a city bus might be forgiven for believing a banshee is buried… Continue
Added by Scott Baker on December 7, 2009 at 2:33am —
Popular Mechanics, December 4th, 2009
This year’s LA Auto Show is buzzing with real-life and concept hybrid and all-electric cars. But in the clean diesel corner, the crickets were chirping. Will Americans ever be ready for clean diesels?
This post originally appeared on the Popular Mechanics website.
You can access the original post… Continue
Added by W. Dan Chance on December 4, 2009 at 9:54pm —
Andrew Williams, Gas2.org, November 3rd, 2009
Canadian province Ontario is to introduce green-coloured licence plates, available only to drivers of plug-in hybrids and battery-powered electric vehicles.
Sounds like another gimmick? Well, here’s the deal - vehicles sporting the new green plates will be able to drive in the province’s dedicated carpool lanes until 2015, even if only one person is in the vehicle.…
Added by W. Dan Chance on November 4, 2009 at 4:56pm —
Christopher DeMorro, Gas2.org, October 22nd, 2009
I don’t normally get excited about hybrids. They’re pretty humdrum if you ask me, and I was into performance vehicles way before I was into alternative fuels. The Prius is boring, the Fusion is just a Fusion, and the Insight and downright ugly.
But Honda seems to have been listening, having announced that the aggressively styled CR-Z concept hatch will make it into… Continue
Added by W. Dan Chance on October 23, 2009 at 10:50am —
Nick Chambers, Editor, Gas2.org, October 22nd, 2009
Based on comments made at the Tokyo Motor Show by Ikuo Mori, president of Fuji Heavy Industries (the company that makes Subarus), Subaru is well on their way to releasing their first gasoline-electric hybrid in 2012.
Subaru’s AWD Hybrid Concept Car
Mori was less than specific with details, saying only that the vehicle will be a version of one of Subaru’s… Continue
Added by W. Dan Chance on October 23, 2009 at 10:30am —
Nick Chambers, Editor, October 16th, 2009
The American hybrid landscape is shifting under our feet.
With the perceptible movement of a slow landslide, Ford hybrid sales have been dramatically increasing over the last year—sales in September were up 73% from last September. According to Automotive News (subs. req’d), this brings Ford within a few thousand units of overtaking Honda to become the second largest seller of hybrids in America.…
Added by W. Dan Chance on October 17, 2009 at 7:00pm —
This is the irony of the "green lie".
It will only *cost* in the beginning (like all new technology
along the development curve). Over the long run, it is money
in the bank on top of preserving the environment, removing the need for
energy wars and more...
"The Supersports is capable of running on E85 ethanol, which actually raises the power output of… Continue
Added by Christopher and Daniela Rabalais on March 3, 2009 at 10:25am —
Thank you for your interest in our City's activities. The City of Lynnwood is committed to being environmentally responsible with our vehicle purchases and fleet staff are actively pursuing ways to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. In 2007, we purchased our first hybrid vehicle and hope to purchase three more by the end of 2010, and others in the future as job requirements and funding permits. Compressed natural gas and E85 fuels have been considered but the distance to obtain them have… Continue
Added by James Burow on February 22, 2009 at 1:20am —
By: Timothy Boe
Last year there was a television commercial showing a mother driving her teenage son to what appeared to be his first day at a new school. As they pulled up in front and saw a gathering of other students standing around the main entrance she asked him if he would rather be dropped off down the block. He said that right out front was fine...she wished him good luck... and confidently he strode past his new classmates. He was greeted by the approving… Continue
Added by Crystal Hoffman on November 25, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Our Government is Practically Begging Us to Install Solar
34 states already have net-metering laws that require
the public utility to buy your unused electricity. There's a tax credit available from the IRS for 33% of the system cost for PV systems put into service in 2009. In Maryland the state will write you a check up to $10,000 for installing PV. Let's not forget that we can get paid for renewable energy credits too (RECs).
Added by Karl Buesching on November 15, 2008 at 9:00am —
After I wrote my story about the future of transportation I got curious about fueling a hybrid with natural gas and did some searching on google. I found that the Honda natural gas fueled Civic GX is actually cleaner to run
than the Toyota Prius (running on gasoline).
But what if you convert a Prius to run on natural gas? A search on that topic provided me with links to several pages on CNG converted… Continue
Added by mike on November 4, 2008 at 12:30am —
David Blume, an ecological expert, has addressed the issue of the prohibition and what he calls its true purpose. The model A and T car was a duel fuel system and could burn both alcohol and oil/gasoline. With the push for prohibition, the oil industry got an 18 year head start that allowed its establishment to what we know today in the industry. The use of alcohol is clean burning and can be made from numerous sources including apples. This source of fuel could be made locally, is relatively… Continue
Added by Dianne Irene on November 3, 2008 at 6:00pm —
New Fuel-Efficient Unit Designed for General Freight Haulers, Food and Beverage Distributors
Hybrid Truck Users Forum
SOUTH BEND, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Navistar (NYSE: NAV), is continuing its commitment to innovation and development of environmentally responsible vehicles with the expansion of its industry-leading line of diesel electric hybrid trucks.
At this week’s Hybrid Truck Users Forum in South Bend, Ind., Navistar unveiled an additional hybrid truck… Continue
Added by mike on October 15, 2008 at 12:30am —
A123 Systems files for initial public offering
Many of you who have been pestering us in the comments for the past couple of years about wanting to invest in A123 Systems and you may now have your chance. A123 is the Massachusetts based company that has developed a lithium ion battery chemistry based on nano particle iron phosphate. A123 has two deals to provide development batteries for GM's Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid and Chevrolet Volt ER-EV as… Continue
Added by Green Metro West Massachusetts on August 10, 2008 at 12:30am —
From Mother Earth News
In yet another sign of how rapidly shifting consumer preferences are forcing automakers to change their long-term plans, Toyota announced last week that it will begin producing the Prius hybrid in Mississippi in late 2010. The Mississippi manufacturing plant, currently under construction, was originally intended to produce the Toyota Highlander sport utility vehicle, but with demand for SUVs falling rapidly, Toyota now plans to produce the Highlander at its… Continue
Added by Alan Stuart on July 27, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Never thought I would be blogging. Not as weird as it seemed ten minutes ago. I try to do my part; energy efficient light bulbs, a hybrid car, solar water heater, etc.. Now, I think it is time to take it to the next level. I want to start helping to push for a change, a permanent change. Stop sending our money overseas.
Added by Martin Schlam on July 10, 2008 at 3:55pm —